Planning & building regulation basic requirement guide

 

Basic guide rules for planning

All buildings must be located behind the principle elevation of a property unless the building is sited more than 20 metres away from the nearest public highway.

If a building is going to be located within 6’7’’ (2m) of any adjacent boundary the overall height including the base, from the original ground level, must not exceed 8’2’’ (2.5m).

If a building is going to be located more than 6’7’’ (2m) off any adjacent boundary the overall height including the base, from the original ground level, must not exceed 8’2’’ (2.5m) at the eaves and 9’10’’ (3.0m) at the ridge for a mono pitched roof or 13’1’’ (4.0m) for a pitched roof.

No building must exceed over 50% of the total curtilage domestic garden area.

All buildings must be used for domestic purposes only and not for business or living accommodation.

In an Area of Outstanding Beauty or a Conservation Area a building exceeding 10 square metres (107 square feet) must be located behind the rear of the property (not at the side) and must be sited within 20 meters (65ft) of the original (not extended) property. Buildings with a floor area of less than 10 square metres must be located behind the property (not at the side), on the curtilage of the property, but can be sited more than 20 metres from the property.

Planning is always required if a building is to be located within the grounds of a flat, maisonette, listed building, on horticultural land or on land which has no property.

Occasionally a property may have no permitted development rights and therefore planning would be required.

Basic guide rules for building regulations

Any building exceeding 15 square metres (161 square feet) of internal floor area must be located at least 1 metre (3’3’’) off any adjacent boundary, unless the building is manufactured with a non-combustible material.

All buildings exceeding 30 square metres (322 square feet) of internal floor area are subject to full building regulations.

No building is to be used for sleeping accommodation.

Any building, which does apply to any of these basic simple rules, will usually be subject to Planning or Building Regulation approval.

Lushington Garden Buildings offer Free Site Surveys to help design and price a building and to discuss site access, base preparation, planning and building regulation requirements. Lushington will also carryout planning and building regulation applications for an additional fee.