When choosing your garden shed or log cabin there are numerous factors to consider and UK Sheds Online has all the advice and information you need. One thing that is most overlooked is the regulations with regards to planning permissions. In fact, most people don’t even know they exist. Below are some of things you will need to take into account, taken from the government planning portal: “Planning permission is not required provided that:
- The shed / workshop / log cabin is used for domestic purposes only.
- The ground area covered by the shed/workshop/log cabin and any other buildings within the boundary of the property, excluding the original house, is not more than half the total area of the property.
- No part of the shed / workshop / log cabin is in front of the main or side elevation of the original house that faces toward a road.
- The maximum height of the shed / workshop / log cabin is 4 metres or less.
- The maximum eaves height of the shed / workshop / log cabin is 2.5 metres if it is within 2 metres of the property boundary.
- No part of the shed / workshop / log cabin is within 3.5 metres of the boundary with a road to the rear of the house.
- If you live in a house within a World Heritage Site, area of outstanding natural beauty or National Park the maximum total area of ground covered by buildings, enclosures situated more than 20 metres from any wall of the house does not exceed 10 square metres.
- If you live in a house within a conservation area, World Heritage Site, area of outstanding natural beauty or National Park the shed / workshop / log cabin is not situated between the main or side elevation of the house and its boundary.
- The building is not used for the keeping of pigeons.
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