I have fitted part of my garage out as a makeshift office, including; Boarded walls with insulated board Boarded ceiling with insulated board Put carpet down Put in a small toilet cubicle Put in a window for extra light
I have kept the existing floor level, a step down from the house, and kept the existing locking external door on kitchen through into the garage.
The garage door is still present but just 1.5m depth of garage for storage. A partition wall in place dividing office and garage.
Do any planning experts have any knowledge of whether this requires any approval notice from the council?
Any advice is much appreciated, I'm not sure if it's still classed as garage or it's now part of the house?
Its a bit of a grey area, technically, it is still classed as a garage, you have not changed anything structural or altered the external appearance, if you sell the property you will have to return it to a garage space, it cannot be classed as an office as not planning consent has been approved
You could also take the precaution of a Lawful use certificate (using the description 'study', not office). Alternatively a Pre-Application enquiry for around £25. Agree with Welsh Brickie though, all the way.
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