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Do I need planning permission?

According to general planning permission rules, the single storey outbuildings having up to 4 metres height dual-pitched roof(ridged roof) or up to 3 meters height single-pitched roof (flat roof), up to 2.5 metres height eaves, do not require planning permission.

If built within 2m of the boundary, the ridge height is to be 2.5m in order to comply with current planning permission. If built more than 2m from any boundary, the height limit increases to 4m.

However, it also depends upon where the cabin is positioned and if it is going to be used as a living space or not. If the cabin is going to be used as a permanent residence, it will definitely require a planning permission.

Also, there might be certain local restrictions, that’s why we recommend our customers to check it with their local planning authorities.

Planning rules determine that planning permission-free structures cannot have balconies, raised platforms or verandas. According to the regulations, a veranda comprises of a platform raised more than 300mm from the ground. We have ensured that none of our structures in which we say come with a “veranda” are raised more than 300mm from the ground.

Regarding compliance with Building Regulations, you will not need building regulations approval if the floor area of the building is 30 square metres or less, if it is not used as sleeping accommodation and if it is placed at least 1 metre away from any boundary.

Regarding planning rules related with the location of an outbuilding, please contact us refer here.