Our house was built in 1979. It has a "porch" of sorts - little more
than a shelter from the rain (provided that there's no wind). It has
a sloping roof which joins onto the house, and is open to the weather,
supported at the two corners by thick wooden posts.
We'd like to replace this with a solid structure under the existing
roof - i.e. on exactly the same "footprint". Our builder assures us
that, because it's only replacing what's already there, it doesn't
need planning permission.
Is he right? It would be a shame to have to take it down later. The
reason we don't want to apply for planning permission is because we've
just had an extension built and found the whole planning farce
ludicrously and insultingly expensive and bureaucratic.
- posted 12 years ago