Do I need to get planning permission or building regs approval to
install a second front door to my ground floor flat, where previously
there was just a blank section of wall? I want to install the new
front door on the front of the house. The current "front" door is at
the back of the building. Yes, I am the freeholder of the building.
You'll certainly need building regs approval for the lintel to the new
opening. I'm not sure about the planning permission, but quite possibly.
especially if it faces the road. In any case, a call to the local council
will get the answer.
Things get more complicated if you want the door to be more than 50% glass,
Thanks for the input - but PD? What is that?
I think there used to be a door in the place where I want to install
the new door. I'm tempted to just go ahead and do it without telling
the council. I don't really want them paying visits to my place... Or
would that be a seriously foolish move? The door will open onto my
own land - albeit only a couple of feet of it, beyond which is the
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