Do I Need Planning Permission for my Garden Shed?

Garden sheds are considered to be ‘permitted developments’ which means that they should not require planning permission, as long as they comply with the following rules:

  • If the garden shed is within 2 metres of the property’s boundary, the maximum overall height of the building (including the roof) must be under 2.5 metres.
  • If the garden shed is over 2 metres from your property’s boundary, the building’s maximum eaves height must be less than 2.5 metres. A garden shed with a pent or hip roof can have a total height of up to 3 meters, while a garden shed with an apex roof can have a total height of up to 4 meters.
  • The garden shed must not be installed in front of a property or be above over 30m2 internally.
  • The garden shed, and other garden buildings, must not take up more than half of the land around the house.
  • The garden shed must not be used as self-contained accommodation.
  • Additional rules are in place for areas of interest, such as national parks or listed buildings.

As buildings increase in size they tend to increase in height, but we can manufacture most of our garden buildings to be under 2.5 metres in height, if required. Make sure to check with your local council, as planning permission regulations can vary depending on location. This list is not exhaustive - for more information, please consult the government Planning Portal.

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