Would I need planning permission for a greenhouse?

Planning consent is not always needed for Glasshouses or Greenhouses which are intended solely for domestic use. However, there are many and varied circumstances where planning permission will be required, such as for Grade 1, 2 or listed properties, national parks, or for areas of outstanding natural beauty.


You may also need permission if the greenhouse will be disproportionately large in relation to your existing property. As instances will vary so much from customer to customer, we recommend you check this with your local planning authority. A good place to start is the government’s planning permission portal for England and Wales: https://www.gov.uk/planning-permission-england-wales

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