Planning

Garden Rooms & Offices

Permitted development allows:
Buildings up to 2.5m high with a dual pitch or single slope roof - within 2m of your boundary. You will need to be behind the front line of the house and not cover half the garden.

This is usually the preferred option, allowing you to choose from the Modern, Contemporary or Pod ranges, or a low height Traditional design. All of these buildings are considered permitted development as they are considered to be outbuildings and not for permanent residence.

If you would like a taller height pitched roof building you will need to be 2m from the boundary, or apply for planning permission.  

Please note that the above details are a guideline - it is the responsibility of the customer to determine whether they require planning permission or not.

Garages & Workshops

Permitted development allows:
Single garages with a pitched roof can be made to meet the 2.5m high requirement for permitted development.
Double garages and larger units will need to be made with a mono pitched roof to achieve the 2.5m requirement.
You will need to be behind the front line of the house and not cover half the garden.

Double and triple garages with a pitched roof can still be within permitted development providing they are 2m from the boundary and less than 4m tall.
These garages range from 3.2m high to 3.9m high depending on the size and the pitch of the roof. If you require a garage with a pitched roof that is taller than 2.5m high - and you are within 2m from the boundary - you will need to apply for planning.

Wooden Stables

Permitted development allows:
Stables can be erected in your garden providing they are 2m from the boundary and less than 4m tall. You must not cover more than half of your garden

Stables and shelters that are in a field will need planning permission if they are fixed down to the ground and not moveable.

Mobile stables & shelters can be erected in fields without planning permission, provided they are moved. As yet there isn't a definitive amount of distance that the units need to move or a timescale that they can sit in a location without moving.   

Please note that the above details are a guideline - it is the responsibility of the customer to determine whether they require planning permission or not.


GUIDE TO SUBMITTING A PLANNING APPLICATION

Please use the following steps as a guide to the procedure

Regsiter with www.planningportal.gov.uk
Select Garages & Outbuildings
Fill in your application online. (Note that not all of the questions are relevant to your application)
Purchase & Download a street view of your location - indicating where your site is
Use an online service to draw where your new building is located on your site - purchase & download.
Submit elevation and overhead drawings of your proposed new building.

If you require Elevation drawings we can provide these at a cost of £200 (please contact us for details)
Alternatively please click the link to access our elevation drawings - please feel free to download and use them with your application.

Should you require a planning agent to handle your application - please contact us for details of an independent agent.

 

Free Elevation Drawings