Typically, building a 3sqm porch would fall under ‘permitted development rights’ (an automatic grant of planning permission which allows certain building works and changes of use to be carried out without having to make a planning application) however, in this particular case, the owner of 3 Guysfield drive in Rainham (RM13 7AJ) engaged Ana to produce Planning Permission Application drawings to illustrate to the local council (of the London Borough of Havering) what works were being carried out.
This was made necessary by the fact that the porch was to be an extension to the house (as illustrated by the below Existing and Proposed drawings).
Ana was also asked to prepare and submit the Planning Permission Application.
Before & After
Originally located inside the main building, Ana’s plans below depict the intention of extending part of the property forward to create 3sqm of additional space for a porch. This would entail small-scale demolition of some walling, substituting the previously large window visible at the front of the house with a smaller 3-set, and extending part of the front-facing ground floor space forwards.
This new porch would also incorporate a skylight so that the new space can be illuminated with natural light during the day.
Comparing the following Existing and Proposed plans and elevations provides a clear understanding of the renovation and enables the Council to visualise the scale of the works:
The Council granted with Planning Permission for the new porch as presented in Ana’s drawings.
Ana’s crucial involvement helped ensure that obtaining Permission was straightforward with minimal hassle.