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Planning Permission

Planning Permission

Outbuildings are considered to be “permitted development”, not needing planning permission, subject to certain limits and conditions (see below). Should you determine that permission is required we are able to take control and complete that process on your behalf.

The following limits and conditions are intended as a guide only:

  • No outbuilding should be located on land forward of a wall forming the principal elevation.
  • Outbuildings and garages should be single storey with maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres and maximum overall height of four metres with a dual pitched roof or three metres for any other roof. (All our standard structures confirm to this principle).
  • Maximum height of 2.5 metres in the case of a building, enclosure or container within two metres of a boundary of the curtilage of the dwelling house.
  • No verandas, balconies or raised platforms.
  • No more than half the area of land around the "original house"* should be covered by additions or other buildings.
  • In National Parks, the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Sites the maximum area to be covered by buildings, enclosures, containers and pools more than 20 metres from house to be limited to 10 square metres.
  • On designated land* buildings, enclosures, containers and pools at the side of properties will require planning permission.
  • Within the curtilage of listed buildings any outbuilding will require planning permission.

*Original House – The house as it was first built or as it stood on 1st July 1948 (if it was built before that date). Although you may not have built an extension to the house a previous owner may have done so

*Designated Land - National Parks, the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Conservation Areas and World Heritage Sites.