Garden Buildings are considered Permitted Development and do NOT require planning permission as long as:

  • The garden building is less than 2m from a boundary. The building is to be placed less than 2.0m from the boundary of the property with a maximum overall height of no more than 2.5m from existing ground level
  • It is not to be used as self-contained living accommodation or have an antenna*
  • No more than 50% of area of land around a property can be taken up with garden buildings
  • If your garden building does NOT meet the above criteria, e.g. if you want a garden building taller than 2.5m and situated less than 2.0m from a boundary of your property, then you would NEED to apply for planning permission
  • If, however, your garden building DOES comply with the above criteria, you won’t need to apply for planning permission and you can have a garden building up to 30m2 (internal size). Anything bigger than 30m2 will need to go through building regulations