Will I need planning permission to erect my garden building in my garden?
You don't usually need planning permission for domestic outbuildings, as long as they are used for a domestic purpose related to your house. However, you may require planning permission if any of the following apply (the list is not exhaustive, so if in doubt please check with your local planning authority):
Do I need any other kind of consent?
If your property is a listed building or in a conservation area, it is likely you will need the appropriate listed building/conservation area consent.
In some cases, properties can be subject to "restrictive covenants", preventing building in your back garden. You should check whether there are any restrictions on the property register at HM Land Registry against this type of development. If you fall into this category, the consent of the person with the benefit of the restrictive covenant should be sought.
The current planning permission at your property may contain a condition that negates permitted development rights. Such conditions sometimes apply en masse to the surrounding area. Check with your local planning authority.
If you are not sure whether you can erect your garden building without planning permission, we suggest you are on the side of caution and call your local planning authority. In most cases you will be given an answer straightaway.
We accept no liability for the accuracy of any information supplied in this customer notice and you are always advised to seek professional advice.