Most of the time you will not. The best way is to go and talk to the local
planners who will be able to tell you. They are usually quite helpful and
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If you can make it satisfy the rules on "permitted development":
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.
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
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
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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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
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