Planning permission for an oak porch is not always required and may be considered a permitted development. The rules and regulations regarding the erection of an oak porch will vary from council to council and the advice would be to seek independent advice before ordering.
Below is a excerpt from the planning portal website:
“The planning rules for an oak porch are applicable to any external door to the dwelling or house.
Adding a porch to any external door of your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, provided:
- the ground floor area (measured externally) would not exceed three square metres.
- no part would be more than three metres above ground level (height needs to be measured in the same way as for a house extension).
- no part of the porch would be within two metres of any boundary of the dwelling/house and the highway.
Please note: The permitted development allowances described here apply to houses and not to:
- Flats and maisonettes (view our guidance on flats and maisonettes)
- Converted houses or houses created through the permitted development rights to change use (as detailed in our change of use section)
- Other buildings
- Areas where there may be a planning condition, Article 4 Direction or other restriction that limits permitted development rights.”