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Do I Need Planning Permission for my Log Cabin?

Log cabins are classed as ‘permitted developments’ which means that they should not need planning permission, subject to the conditions below:

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