Do you need to apply for Planning Permission for your garden room?

Although many garden rooms and offices are marketed as not needing Planning Permission, its not quite as black and white as that, and whether you need to apply for Planning Permission depends on where you live, where you plan to situate your garden room, and its shape and height.

Gembuild have put together this very useful flowchart which takes you through the questions you should ask when deciding if your garden room will need Planning Permission to be built:

Planning Permission for garden buildings - flow chart / infographic


This is a very useful guide and a good starting point for ascertaining your position, for the ultimate resource visit the Planning Portal and read its rules relating to Outbuildings.
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