This is final part of my article about Permitted Development, following on from my blogs of the last two months.
This time I am considering outbuildings.
Outbuildings – Permitted Development:
• It is permitted to construct any type of outbuilding for the use and enjoyment of the home as long as they do not cover a total of more than 50% of the garden space. In Scotland this is area is reduced to 30%.
• In Wales and Northern Ireland any outbuildings closer to the house than 5m are deemed to be extensions. In Scotland any outbuildings larger than 4m² and closer to the dwelling than 5m are counted as extensions.
• Outbuildings must only be single storey and have a maximum ridge height of 4m for a pitched roof or 3m for any other type of roof. The eaves height must be no more than 2.5 metres.
• If the outbuilding is closer to the boundary than 2m then it should be no higher than 2.5m.
• No outbuilding can be constructed in front of the original dwelling. In Wales and Northern Ireland this applies unless the resulting building would be more than 20m from the road.