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The completed porch at 170 Majestic Way.


Majestic Way, Aqueduct, Telford, Shropshire.


Proposed Development:  Front Porch Extension

Decision: Full Granted
Decision Date: 16/06/2017

Appeal Decision: Null

Appeal Decision Date: Null

Following the initial planning appraisal and on site discussion with the applicant a large porch was agreed upon.  Enclosed porches, also known as sunrooms or screened-in porches, offer several benefits to homeowners. An enclosed porch provides additional usable living space in your home. It can serve as a versatile room that can be used for various purposes, such as a lounge area, dining space, home office, or even a playroom. With an enclosed porch, you can enjoy the outdoors while being protected from adverse weather conditions such as rain, wind, or excessive sunlight. This allows you to use the space throughout the year, reg ardless of the weather outside.An enclosed porch creates a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. It allows you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while being sheltered and comfortable. You can enjoy the fresh air, natural light, and views of your surroundings. Enclosed porches provide a flexible space that can be customized to suit your needs and preferences. You can furnish it with comfortable seating, install lighting fixtures, add heating or cooling options, and incorporate decorative elements to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Adding an enclosed porch can potentially increase the value of your home. It offers an attractive feature that appeals to potential buyers, providing an additional selling point when you decide to sell your property. Depending on the design and construction, an enclosed porch can contribute to improved energy efficiency in your home. It can act as an insulating buffer, helping to reduce heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer. This can result in energy savings and lower utility bills. An enclosed porch with proper screens or windows helps keep insects and pests out, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors without the annoyance of bugs or the need for chemical insecticides. An enclosed porch provides an extra layer of privacy and security for your home. It creates a barrier between your indoor living space and the outside world, offering a sense of privacy and peace of mind.Overall, an enclosed porch offers a versatile and comfortable space that enhances your home's functionality, aesthetics, and value. It allows you to enjoy the outdoors while providing protection and flexibility for year-round use.

The Telford Aqueduct, also known as the Longdon-on-Tern Aqueduct, is a remarkable engineering structure located in Telford, Shropshire, England. It was constructed as part of the Shrewsbury Canal, which was built in the late 18th century to transport goods between Shrewsbury and the industrial areas of East Shropshire.

Key details about the Telford Aqueduct: The aqueduct was designed by renowned civil engineer Thomas Telford, after whom the town of Telford is named. It was constructed between 1796 and 1797. The Telford Aqueduct spans the River Tern near the village of Longdon-on-Tern, approximately five miles east of Telford town center. It carries the Shrewsbury Canal over the river. The aqueduct is an impressive cast iron structure that consists of a single span. It is supported by stone abutments and piers. The iron trough, which carries the canal water, is 137 meters (450 feet) long and 2.4 meters (8 feet) wide. The Telford Aqueduct is considered a masterpiece of canal engineering. It showcases Telford's innovative use of cast iron for large-scale structures and is one of the earliest surviving cast iron aqueducts in the United Kingdom. Over the years, the Telford Aqueduct has undergone various restoration projects to ensure its preservation. It is a Grade II* listed structure, recognizing its architectural and historical importance. The Shrewsbury Canal fell into disuse in the mid-20th century and was officially abandoned in 1944. However, efforts have been made to preserve and restore sections of the canal, including the Telford Aqueduct. Today, the Telford Aqueduct stands as an impressive testament to Thomas Telford's engineering skills and serves as a reminder of the region's industrial heritage. It is a popular attraction for visitors interested in canal history and architectural marvels.

The planning rules for porches can vary depending on your location and the specific regulations set by your local planning authority. It's important to consult with your local authority or a qualified professional to understand the specific requirements in your area.  In many cases, porches can be built under permitted development rights, which allow certain types of development without the need for planning permission. However, there are limitations and conditions that must be met to qualify for permitted development. These include restrictions on size, height, and location. The size of the porch may be subject to specific limitations set by your local authority. Generally, a porch is considered to be a permitted development if it has a ground area no larger than 3 square meters, is no taller than 3 meters, and does not extend beyond the front wall or more than 2 meters from the ground level. Porches built on the front elevation of the property are usually more likely to require planning permission compared to those built on the side or rear. Some local authorities have specific requirements regarding the setback of the porch from the property boundary and neighboring buildings. The design and materials used for the porch should be sympathetic to the existing architecture of the property and the surrounding area. It should not have a detrimental impact on the appearance of the property or the character of the neighborhood. If your property is a listed building or located in a conservation area, additional planning restrictions may apply. These areas have stricter regulations to protect the historical and architectural significance of the buildings and surroundings. It's important to note that while many porches can be built under permitted development rights, it's always advisable to check with your local planning authority to confirm the specific rules and regulations that apply to your property. They can provide guidance and inform you if planning permission is required or if any additional restrictions or conditions apply in your area.

The application sailed through the planning process and the planning department were happy that the proposal would not impact negatively on visual or residential amenity and preserve the charcter of Aqueduct.

Simple and extremely effective is how we would sum up this extension.

When constructing a porch, you must comply with building regulations in addition to any planning permission requirements. Building regulations are concerned with the structural integrity, safety, and energy efficiency of the building. Here are some of the building regulations that typically apply to porches in the United Kingdom:

The porch must be structurally sound and capable of withstanding normal loads. This includes ensuring adequate foundations, proper support, and appropriate materials to maintain stability. The porch should meet fire safety regulations, including the use of fire-resistant materials where required. This may include fire-resistant doors and glazing, as well as proper escape routes. The porch should meet certain thermal performance standards to ensure energy efficiency and minimize heat loss. This may involve insulation requirements for the walls, roof, and floor, as well as appropriate glazing to reduce heat transfer. Adequate ventilation must be provided to prevent condensation and maintain a healthy indoor environment. This may include the provision of trickle vents or other ventilation methods. Proper drainage is essential to prevent water ingress and dampness. The porch should have adequate provision for rainwater drainage and integration with the existing drainage system of the property. If the porch is accessible to individuals with disabilities, it should meet accessibility standards, including the appropriate width and gradient of ramps or steps, handrails, and clear passage requirements. It's important to note that building regulations may vary slightly depending on the specific requirements of your local authority. Therefore, it is recommended to consult with your local building control authority or a qualified building professional to ensure compliance with the specific regulations applicable to your porch project. They can provide guidance, review your plans, and carry out inspections during the construction process to ensure compliance with the necessary building regulations.

If you would like to discuss adding a porch to your house please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to disucss the project with you.


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