Alarmingly, we hear that some buyers have been advised that they don’t need planning permission for their garden room, when they know they do.
Planning Permission Guides
This archive of articles looks at the planning rules you need to consider when building a garden room. In many cases, you can build a garden room under the Permitted Development rules without a full planning application. You do need to assertain your situation before work starts, as in the worst case senario you would have to dismantle your building! Your garden room supplier will be able to advise on your specific situation and may make any application on your behalf as part of their overall project.
A garden room is a great way to add a valuable extra room to a flat. You will, though, always need Planning Permission to build a garden room in the garden of a flat.
What’s the Planning Permission position when building a granny annexe in your garden. The Log Cabin Home have produced a detailed article which answers some of the key questions you should ask.
Atelier Garden Studios have created a guide to garden room Permitted Development. Its something you should think about early on in the buying process. Download your free copy.
This is a very useful guest post by Skylark Garden Rooms explaining the Permitted Development rules when building a garden room in Scotland.
In many instances you can build a garden room without the need to apply for Planning Permission, but you do need to comply with the Permitted Development rules.
By following the rules of Permitted Development you can maximise the size of a garden room by building tight to the boundary as Garden Fortress did with this build.
A recent conversation with Executive Garden Rooms flagged up an important issue that we would like to highlight with garden room buyers – the Building Control rules relating to siting a garden room within 1 meter of the boundary of the garden.
A Certificate of Lawfulness is different to Planning Permission, but does give you proof that the building work is legal, as is the intended use of the building.
Do you need Planning Permission to build your garden room? This is the first question you should ask yourself! In many cases you wont need to apply for Planning Permission but you do need to check your individual circumstances, because whether you do need it or not depends on where you live and the size and shape of the garden room you are planning.