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Planning Permission for Replacing Windows

5 Apr '18

Hello All,

Has anyone found that they’ve had to get planning permission to get new windows put in? I am currently in that position as I want to get windows with double glazing put in. If so did anyone come across any problems in getting the planning permission approved? Also any tips for filling out the planning permission form would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

5 Apr '18

There are only two reasons I can think of where you’d need planning permission for that, one is if you live in a Listed Building, and you’d have to get permission from English Heritage (or Historic England, whichever they’re called now), or the other case is if you live in a conservation area. the second is most likely the case for you - I would try to make sure that the replacement windows are of a high standard design wise, and match the ones coming out, that way there’s not much difference in appearance. Also get friendly with your local planning officer who’s dealing with the case - make contact, go and chat, see what they want you to say on the forms.

5 Apr '18

We had to get planning permission to replace our windows as Lewisham council owns the freehold. Seems the most important thing was the look of the building was maintained, so we had to keep the same layout etc.