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Planning Permission For a Garage

Do I Need Planning Permission For a Garage

DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR A GARAGE?

Do I Need Planning Permission For A Garage?

There are a variety of reasons why you might decide to add a garage, or any other outbuilding to your home. You may want to extend the space that you have, you may want to transform a room for another purpose or you may want to have a dedicated space that you can use for a variety of reasons.

One of the most common types of outbuildings that you can add to your home is a garage. Just like any other extension that you can build, when you are planning a garage you are going to have lots of things that you need to think about and decide on.

A common question that many people will ask at the early stage of the process is do I need planning permission for a garage? Let’s take a closer look at this question.

The Basics

Planning permission is, as the name suggests, the permission to make changes to your property or to extend the building that you live in and use. It comes from a special department within your local authority and without applying for planning permission before building a property, you could end up in trouble and even having to undo your hard work (and the money that has been spent too).

Depending on the type of building work that you are having done or outbuilding that you are adding to your property you will need to make sure that you follow the guidance that relates to planning permission.

One of the most common types of outbuildings that you can add to your home is a garage. Just like any other extension that you can build, when you are planning a garage you are going to have lots of things that you need to think about and decide on.

A common question that many people will ask at the early stage of the process is do I need planning permission for a garage? Let’s take a closer look at this question.

Planning Permission Requirements For Garages

Many of the outbuildings that you can add to your home comes within the same planning permission guidance. Due to the size of them and the type of structure, outbuildings will often come under permitted development.

This means that you can build an outbuilding on your property, without having to apply for and get planning permission. Of course, it is important that you understand that despite this, there are certain restrictions that apply to having a garage added to your property.

It should be of a reasonable size, which means that it is no higher than 4m. If it is higher than 4m then you will need to make sure that you apply for planning permission.

Another key thing to remember when it comes to planning permission requirements for garages is that they cannot take up more of half the land that is around the property. If you do this, again, you may need to ensure that you ask for planning permission.

There are always exceptions to the rule and there are also times when you think that you may be acting under permitted development, only to find that you are not. So, make sure that you always understand the rules and regulations that apply to the nature of the building that you are adding.

Adding A Garage To Your Home With Expert Help

The key thing to remember about planning permission, no matter what outbuilding you are adding to your property, is that you need to make sure that you are working with the legal requirements. You don’t want to have put money and time into adding space to your home, only to find that it is not properly approved.

Without planning permission, you can find yourself in trouble. You may have to take down the addition to your property or simply stop using it as you wanted to. This is not only disappointing for you, especially if you have got used to using it, but can also mean that you have wasted money and time too.

The best thing to do is to speak to an expert about your plans and make sure that you are working with the law. Not only can they help you with planning permission, but they can also ensure that your overall planning and preparation is what it needs to be and that you are going to be left with a well-made addition that you will be proud to have on your home.

They will speak to you about the plans that you have for the space and what it is that you want to do in there too. Once they have this vital information then they will ensure that not only do you have the right approval, but that you have the perfect addition to your home too.

An expert will know exactly what it is that they need to do and will then guide you through the process as a whole. They can help in a variety of ways, however, their main is to help you to design and put together your dream addition to your home, making sure that it is not only perfectly designed, but that it is fit for whatever purpose you need.

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