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Carport planning query.

Postby Brian » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:36 pm

We moved into our bungalow about 4 years ago (rural East Northants) and always had the intention to build a carport.
Last year we created the parking space in front of the gable end and had the garden wall rebuilt, solid and firm.
I had initially thought about a cantilever carport (neater/tidier) but found that the bungalow wall is not large enough to take one so its got to be a supported one.
As the pictures show it is right at the front of the property and next to the boundary wall so I always assumed that we would need planning permission.
However, one company has told me that as we are not going beyond the perceived building line when looking at the white terraced cottages next door then we "probably" don't need it. I realise that they would say that wouldn't they ! They want to sell me a carport.
The area is not an even measurement, it is narrower at the back, 2.7m and 3.5m at the front (where I drive in). Bungalow wall is 4.65m long.
I would like something that is attached to the bungalow wall and has support legs sitting on top of the garden wall. Could be metal and flat roof or timber with a apex roof line to match the bungalow.
Pictures of the area might help you see what I am on about.
So, an opinion please, do you think we will need planning permission or not ?
Small village (35 houses in total), old and new builds. Just two roads. Mixed street scene.
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:40 pm

Hi brian
Unfortunately planning authorities have their own way of interpreting the rules. Suggest you approach them for guidance but you may have to provide plans and pay a fee.
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Postby Brian » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:16 pm

That is how it works here so I will get some opinions from the Parish Council as to what they know from past experience and then deal with the pre-planning.
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