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Can you build a garden office without planning permission?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 04, 2017 01:05 AM
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by (thealexjohnson) last modified Jul 03, 2017

A welcome reminder from Rotunda on their blog that there are temporary increases to size limits single-storey rear extensions due to be completed by May 30, 2019. There's a lot of detail on the Planning Portal site which is a must read, but Rotunda sum it up the essentials nicely in that you can now build single storey extensions without planning permission as long as: The extension does not sit forward of the principal elevation Where it is within 2m of any boundary, the eaves cannot be higher than 3m, and no more than 4m in height otherwise Rear extensions — no more than 4m in depth (detached house) or 3m in depth (semi-detached or terrace). Side extensions — the width of the extension must not be greater than half the width of the original dwelling.  Here's what they go on to say: It’s definitely worth keeping in mind that the above criteria apply to the physical structure and location of a garden room or extension but the ‘intended use’ is a critical component when it comes to compliance. When it comes to outbuildings, the use should always be ‘incidental’ to that of the home, ie: home office/art studio/music room etc. Unfortunately Garden rooms under permitted development cannot be used for commercial B&B purposes neither can they be used as granny annexes or residential accommodation. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Monday posts are sponsored by garden2office, the Swedish garden office specialists. Click here for more details .





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