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Is Planning Permission Required?


By Aaron Bannell - 12th August 2011

Not all garden buildings will require planning permission; however it is an issue that needs to be considered before making any such purchase.

Timber garden buildings such as garden sheds, summerhouses, garden studios, garden rooms, timber garages and greenhouses are classed in the same category as outbuildings and ancillary garden buildings when it comes to planning permission regulations.

New planning permission regulations were introduced on 1st October 2011 stating that garden buildings do not require planning permission if certain regulations are met. Some of these regulations include: - The height does not exceed 2.5 metres within two metres of a boundary. - There must be no raised platforms, balconies or verandas. - Garages and outbuildings must be single storey with maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres and overall height no greater than four metres with a dual pitched roof or three metres distance from any other roof.

Read more information in our Guide to Planning Permission or use our Planning Permission Calculator if you prefer. For more information, please contact us or call us on 01760 444229 and one of our team will be more than happy to talk through the regulations with you.