Just looking at the Timber Decking Association website
It mentions that wooden decks don't need planning permission except "Where
the deck is situated within 20 metres of a highway".
(there are some other 'excepts')
If that is the case then surely nearly all decks need permission?
My 3 bed semi for example.
2m pavement, 4m front garden, 4m lounge, 3.5m dining room, 3m conservatory -
deck. That's 16.5 metres.
Or is this down to some definition of 'highway'? According to Wikipedia
"the term highway covers everything from a footpath (for foot passage only),
to a bridleway (for foot, bicycle and equestrian use), to a byway open for
all traffic (for all the aforementioned users, plus any motorised user), to
unclassified county roads, classified roads, trunk roads, motorways and
So do all decks need planning permission?
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