Homeowner dodges planning enforcement after minor tweak to detach canopy

A canopy attached to a brick house with an outdoor seating area beneath
The homeowner built the large canopy the bordered a neighbouring property (Image credit: Southend Council)

A homeowner has avoided planning enforcement action after a large lean-to canopy that he originally attached to the house, was altered to detach it.

The timber framed canopy was built without planning permission and bordered the homeowner and a neighbour's property, prompting an enforcement notice from the council.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.