Shed in garden - Planning permission ?

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I want to put up a wooden shed in the garden for kids bikes and stuff. At what size does PP need to be granted or what other factors influence whether PP is necessary ?
Thanks,
Nick
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froggers wrote:

If you can make it satisfy the rules on "permitted development":
http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si1995/Uksi_19950418_en_4.htm
Then you won't need PP. For a shed, this means that as long as it's more than 5 metres from the house, further away from the road than the house is, and less than 3 metres high, you're fine.
While local planners in Peter Crossland's region may be nice friendly people, who help little old ladies cross the road and do other good deeds in their spare time, there are other regions where planners are jumped up little power tripping freaks who will make your life hell if you let them anywhere near your place. Unless you can verify that they are of the first variety, they are best avoided if possible.
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Sounds like they caught you out then!
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Peter Crosland wrote:

No, not at all. But I have watched a neighbour get screwed over well and truly.
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Presumably someone who decided the rules did not apply to them and got caught.
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On Sat, 25 Oct 2003 22:57:53 +0100, "Peter Crosland"

Not necessarily. I've encountered both types working in my local authority. One couldn't have been more helpful, the other did his level best to make things as awkward as possible by claiming that everything I wanted to do required planning permission. This included building retaining walls which are expressly allowed under permitted development as long as you abide by the height restrictions. I'd recommend doing a bit of reseach and then see the planners if you're still unsure but don't let them put you off with "In my opinion this would require planning permission" if that appears to contradict the legislation.
Cheers,
John
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John Anderton wrote:

Or talk to a local solicitor who specialises in planning. This is not expensive, and you'll get definitive answers without having to approach your planners.
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And without "tipping off" the planners, who I would not personally trust to tell me which way was up.
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what size

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I asked my local planning dept. and they sent me a very helpful pamphet which outlined the do's and dont's. It seems to be a generic booklet, so your local council planning dept probably has it. Basically, what others have said is correct EXCEPT that this booklet states that the shed must be no less than 2 metres from any boundary (fence, wall, hedge etc) in order to meet fire regs! If you contravene this, they are within their powers to make you take it down - NOT move it - take it down!
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2 metres from a boundary fence? I read as long as it is 5 meters from the main the house, which most B&Q type sheds are certainly not.
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IMM wrote:

I think the 2m rule is valid for timber sheds. You can go up to the boundary with those awful metal skinned ones.
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IMM wrote:

Well, that was my understanding of the regs when I looked into it a couple of months ago. I could be wrong through. I'll see if I can find the bit I read for that.
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On Mon, 27 Oct 2003 11:56:02 +0000, Duncan Lees <duncan-at-snsys-dot-com> wrote:>IMM wrote:

I am not aware that the legislation differentiates.
AIUI, it's 3m for a flat roof and 4m for sloping........
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Sorry, I misread what you said - I was thinking of height.....
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Andy Hall wrote:

Not quite - 3m for flat/monopitch, 4m for apex. The idea is that it's difficult to do mutch with a 3m high apex roof.
So my sloping monopitch, at ~6degrees still had te be under 3m.
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This was what I was getting at. I made a cabin with an apex roof at 18 degrees and IIRC it's under 3m high for a 3m sq. building.
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Andy Hall wrote:

But that could've been 4m, right?
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Yes it could. Point was that most sheds that you see tend to have a steeper pitch roof and so for a larger area shed you quickly reach 4m. I didn't want to do that anyway, preferring to have something not too much higher than the 2m fence. The cabin idea has achieved that quite well.
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