Planning Permission and FAQ’s

So, you’ve found your perfect garden room, picked where it’s going and dreamt about all the time you’re going to spend in there. But there’s one very important question on your mind. Do I need planning permission?

The size of your room, where you plan to put it, for what you plan to use it, and where you live all impact whether or not you will need planning permission.

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Garden Room Planning Permission

Are you considering adding a garden room to your property in the UK? If so, you may be wondering whether you need planning permission. The answer depends on a few factors, including the size and location of the garden room and whether it will be used for residential or commercial purposes.

In general, planning permission is not required for a garden room that meets certain criteria. If your garden room is single-story, has a maximum eaves height of 2.5 meters, and an overall height of 4 meters with a dual-pitched roof or 3 meters for any other type of roof, you will likely not need planning permission.

Additionally, the garden room should not take up more than 50% of the total area of land around the original house and should not be located in front of the house. If you’re planning to use the garden room for non-residential purposes, such as a home office, gym, or studio, you likely won’t need planning permission.

However, if your property is located in a conservation area, an area of outstanding natural beauty, or a listed building, there may be additional restrictions and requirements. In such cases, it’s essential to consult with your local planning authority before proceeding with any work on your garden room.

In summary, whether you need planning permission for your garden room in the UK will depend on several factors. If you’re unsure whether you need permission, it’s always best to seek advice from your local planning authority to avoid any potential issues down the line.

At Homewise Solutions, we can help you navigate the planning permission process and ensure that your garden room project complies with all relevant regulations. Contact us today to learn more about our garden room design and construction services.

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