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l15ter
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when building a workshop in the back garden would there be any legal size restrictions, for example the workshop would be 25 feet long about 13 feet wide and about 10 to 11 foot high. this is to go into a back garden of 70ft by 30(ish)ft along with two other sheds which one is big, would there be any legal restrictions to this?

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[Edited on 20-12-2008 by l15ter]
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Planning permission?
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yea that was what i was thinking, would this be needed for a big workshop?
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So its about the size of a storage container? I would say so....
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My dad built one the whole size of our garden, basically made the fences taller and put a metal roof on it, it stood for 14 years without a whisper to the planners. It must of roughly been about 70ftx80ft.
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yea just a bit wider and not so high..planning premission or not?i cant find anything about it on the world wide web lol
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have you got neighbours? if there is nobody over looking how are they to know?
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oh yes, i would say about 13 houses could see it
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over 30m2 needs planning up here

best to phone local council to check, can depend if you are in conservation area etc
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i build workshops every week, im afraid the biggest you can have without planning permision is 12'X12'

the only way you would be able to put something the size you want is to get planning permission! there has been endless amounts of times that we have had to take the building down becuase people have not had planning permission, all it takes is one snobby nosed twat to spoil it for you, as you said 13 people can see the building from their location, tbh your bound to get one person that simply wants to be awkward becuase they can

If i were to build something someone can see, i would write a nicely worded letter, and post it to all the tennants that can see the building, if you have no objections and say (13) signed letters you shouldnt have a problem, and would probably get away without planning permission
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its already underway lol, i will get pictures up later
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12x12 by how high mike?
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mark does that stand for a souly wooden structure?
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youll need planning permission for any permanent structure of that size.

you can apply for planning permission retrospectively (after its been built) but its probalby not advised as people are more likely to object to it.

get on the phone to your local council (youll most likely have to wait until after new years now though - i know the planning department where i work has pretty much closed for christmas)
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cheers for that guys
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Whats its made from can make a difference I think. There are certain loop holes that log cabins can benefit from I think.

Best to look at http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/ - Normally quite easy to work out if you need planning.

Also remember building regs. This can often be much trickier than planning and is often needed when planning is not.

Our local building regs were really good when I did our extension. I approached with sensible questions, made it obvious i was researching properly and not trying a fast one and as a result had a good relationship with them.
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Doh - how did I dig this one up. Oh well

 
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