Planning Permission for a Log Cabin, Sheds, Workshop or Garden Building.

At Cabins Unlimited we often get asked questions about planning permissions from customers wanting to buy timber buildings from us, whether to be used as a
workshop, hot tub enclosure, garden storagehome office or wooden garage.

Planning Permission advice garden buildingsLog Cabins and timber buildings under 2.5m to ridge height do not usually require planning permission but we always recommend that you check with your Local Planning Authority before purchasing. At Cabins Unlimited we don’t usually offer specific planning advice as regulations do vary across the country

However the government planning portal advises the following:-

 

You generally won’t need planning permission if:-

  • You don’t live in the curtilage of a listed building.
  • You don’t live in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Broads, National Parks or World Heritage Site.
  • The building is not located on land in front of the principle elevation of the main house i.e. the building isn’t situated between the front elevation of the house and the highway.
  • The building is only single storey with a maximum eaves height of 2.5 meters.
  • The building has a single pitched roof lower than 3 meters.
  • The building has a double pitched roof e.g. a gable roof lower than 4 meters.
  • If the building doesn’t have a raised platform such as balcony, veranda or platform.
  • Less than half the land around the main house is covered in outbuildings.
  • The building is less than 2.5 meters high if situated within 2 meters of the boundary.
  • Has a volume less than 10 cubic meters.

You will need planning permission if:-

  • You live in the curtilage of a listed building.
  • The building is to be located on land in front of the principle elevation of the main house i.e. the building is to be situated between the front elevation and the highway.
  • The building is to be more than single story with an eaves height of more than 2.5 meters.
  • The building has a single pitched roof higher than 3 meters.
  • The building has a double pitched roof e.g. a gable roof higher than 4 meters
  • The building has a raised platform such as a balcony, veranda or platform.
  • More than half the land around the ‘original house’* is covered in outbuildings.
  • The building is higher than 2.5 meters and situated within 2 meters of the boundary.
  • Has a volume over 10 cubic meters.
  • You live in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Broads, National Parks or World Heritage Site the maximum area that can be covered by buildings, containers, enclosures or pools more than 20 meters from the house is limited to 10 square meters.

 

*Original house means the house as it was originally built before any extensions were added or as it stood before 1 July 1948.

You can find out lots of useful advice on planning permission requirements and building regulations on the Government planning portal website here, however for specific information regarding restrictions in your area contact the planning department of your local authority.  Ridge height measurements for all our timber buildings can be found on the individual product pages as well as within the installation manuals, however please remember to allow for the height of your preferred base and roof covering as well.    For any other enquiries please give our customer service team a call on 01362 470075.

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