Hi, I have an out building forward of house wall in my front garden. This has been there since 2006. I notice the laws say now that you can not have an out building in your front garden (No outbuilding on land forward of a wall forming the principal elevation). Can anyone give me the rules on thsi as i am unclear. Does this mean i can be made to take down my out buildling even though its been up since before the laws came out in 2008? I hope someone can clear this up for me regards and thanks in advance.
You will need to check your property boundry with the planning department to be sure,Like I said if it extends past your boundry or you havent got planning they can make you remove it.So I would keep quiet about it. There may be other properties in your area with garages and/or outbuildings but that doesnt mean they are legal.
It has always been a rule that no building or extension can be built forward of the frontage of a dwelling where that frontage faces a highway. However, as it has been in position for more than 4 years, it is now exempt and the council cannot take any enforcement action against you.