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Do you need planning permission for a brick shed?

Last Updated: 21st June, 2020

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Garden sheds, greenhouses and other buildings
Planning permission is not required provided that: The ground area covered by the shed/greenhouse/building 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.

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Beside this, how big can I build a brick shed without planning permission?

If your shed is less than 2m from your property's boundary, the whole building should not be more than 2.5m high. To avoid planning permission, sheds should be single storey with a maximum eaves height of 2.5m for flat roofs, 4m for dual pitched roofs or 3m in any other case.

Likewise, what height can you build without planning permission? You can build a garage or outbuilding on your property without planning permission as long as it's of a reasonable size – no higher than 4 metres. Do bear in mind though that outbuildings cannot take up more than half of the land around the original property.

In this way, do you need planning permission for outbuildings?

Outbuildings are considered to be permitted development, not needing planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions: No outbuilding on land forward of a wall forming the principal elevation. Within the curtilage of listed buildings any outbuilding will require planning permission.

Do you need planning permission for a summer house?

The majority of summerhouses and garden rooms do not require planning permission. However, permission is required for any summerhouse which covers over half the garden, which is not for domestic use or which is over 3 metres high with a pent roof or 4 metres high with an apex roof.

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What size shed needs council approval?

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How many sheds can you have in a garden?

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How close to boundary can I build a shed?

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What is the biggest shed without planning permission?

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Can I use my field as a garden?

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How close to my boundary can I build a garage?

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How big can an outbuilding be without planning permission?

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Can I put a shed right next to my house?

You typically can't build a shed within 10 feet of the rear property line and 15 feet from a side property line. There should be sufficient room between your shed and your neighbor's yard.

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Can I run a business from my shed?

It's fine to run a business from a shed, but you should get permission depending on the type of property you live in. If your business expands then you may need to apply for planning permission or a licence.

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