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Notice upheld against blue-painted terraced house

Monday 20 May 2019

Are you allowed to paint your property any colour you like? Is planning permission required for painting a house?

Houses are usually exempt from requiring planning permission for paint and for other minor works to a single dwelling as long as certain conditions are met. These conditions are set out by the General Permitted Development Order, often called "PD". There was a recent case this week of a home owner who was not exempt from planning permission due to the property being situated in a conservation area. The Planning Inspector upheld enforcement action against a North London homeowner who painted her terraced home blue. The Inspector ruled that the paintwork ‘individualised the dwelling’ and harmed the uniform character of the conservation area.

If you are unsure whether you need planning permission or if you require further advice and assistance? Get in touch with us for a Free Initial Consultation.

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