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Principal elevation of neighbours for Outbuildings

Postby drakeekard » Thu May 02, 2013 12:11 am

We have an existing shed to the side of our house, and are looking to add another. It will be behind the principal elevation, with access from the front of the property. Looking at the UK government building regulation site we are within building regulations to build it without planning permission.

However we spoke with the neighbours, who are claiming that it is forward of their principal elevation and so would need planning permission. I called the local council buildings regulation department to see if planning permission was required, and they would not provide an answer, and said we should apply for a Lawful development certificate.

I do not think planning permission is required, but does anyone have any similar experience?
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu May 02, 2013 11:51 am

unless you are in a greenbelt area or a conservation area you should be ok. A shed is classed as a temporary structure, But if its over the normal size you may need planning consent, take a picture of it and the size and ask your local planning officer for advice.
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