In most cases, no, you don't need to seek planning permission to build a greenhouse.

However, there are some instances where you need to speak to your local council. For instance:

  • If you are planning to erect the structure in a front garden.
  • The maximum height is over 4m-tall for a pitched roof, 3m for other types of roof, or more than 2.5m within 2m of a boundary.
  • Your house is listed.
  • If you live in a national park.

Other rules may apply if your greenhouse is for commercial use, or on agricultural land.

If you are in any doubt, contact your local authority for guidance.

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