Planning permission for replacement roof on a flat?

I own the top floor flat in a converted Victorian house in London. We think we need to replace the roof. I know that flats do not have "permitted development" rights so in principle we need planning permission. But do we need permission if it is a "like for like" replacement? What counts as "like for like"?

Asked by Josh on 13th Feb 2024
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"No planning permission is needed.

"Replacing roof tiles without altering the structure or appearance of the roof does not require formal planning permission. It is often regarded as maintenance work or a "like-for-like" replacement (using a similar material)."
Answered on 14th Feb 2024 - Member since Feb 2024 - report
"No planning needed for a like for like replacement"
Answered on 13th Feb 2024 - Member since May 2019 - report
"No planning is needed if its like for like mate do u know what is on there already"
Answered on 13th Feb 2024 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
"No as long as your not charging the structure of your roof no need for planning permission"
Answered on 13th Feb 2024 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"No planning permission is required, however you need to ensure it is installed to current regulations and insulated accordingly"
Answered on 14th Feb 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"No , as long as you keep it the same , so take
It all
Of and either use the same
Tiles or new tiles
Which are like the old
Answered on 22nd Mar 2024 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
"You need planning permission for like for like replacement
Counts is if like for like is same height size length and structure"
Answered on 13th Feb 2024 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
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