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Wind Load Assessment & Compliance. The assessment of wind loads is part of the same BS6180:2011 standard, and in some instances wind loads exceed the regular balustrade loads and become the dominant design criterion. This is particularly true of tall balustrades such as privacy screens and of balustrades on tall buildings and in exposed locations. You may be asked to demonstrate that wind loads have been considered and, where they are the dominant design factor, that the balustrading system is designed to the correct wind loads.
1. The Juliet balcony has a floor, no matter how slim, it will be considered a raised platform and will need planning approval.
2. The property is listed or within a conservation zone, you will almost certainly require planning permission.
3. Juliet balconies are uncommon features within the local area, planning permission may be required. Alternatively, you may be asked to restrict Juliet balconies to the rear of the property.
It is always best practice to check with your local planning officer who should be able to give you guidance in all these matters.