Ashleigh Clarke Architects

Do I need planning permission for a shed?


Posted: September, 2020

Author: AC Architects

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A shed will not usually require planning permission. However, you will need to make sure the shed doesn’t contravene any of the rules that apply to permitted development. If you live in England or Wales you will not have to apply for planning permission for your shed or garage providing it meets certain criteria. Here are some important points to bear in mind if you are thinking of adding a shed to your property:

Make sure the shed is not located on the land forward of the wall forming the principal elevation or the side elevation facing the road. You will need to make sure the shed does not cover more than 50% of the garden; not including the area occupied by the house. The floor area must not exceed 15 square metres – up to 30 square metres may fall under permitted development providing that other conditions are also met. The shed is single storey with a maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres and a maximum overall height of 4 metres if it has a dual-pitched roof or 3 metres in any other case. Finally, the shed is for domestic use only by those who occupy the house and contains no sleeping accommodation.

For any more information please feel free to contact Ashleigh Clarke Architects who will be happy to assist you further.

Author: AC Architects

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