PLAN­NING IS­SUES FOR GAR­DEN PROJECTS

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Plan­ning per­mis­sion: Sourc­ing: Foun­da­tions:

Most sheds and out­build­ings don’t re­quire plan­ning per­mis­sion but al­ways check with your lo­cal author­ity be­fore go­ing ahead with your project. You will need per­mis­sion if you live in a con­ser­va­tion area or area of spe­cial in­ter­est and if your home is listed. The height of the shed – it should be no more than 2.5 me­tres high – and its prox­im­ity to neigh­bour­ing prop­erty and the high­way may also be an is­sue. If you are us­ing your shed as a guest an­nexe you will need to

You can buy them from DIY stores, but there are many ex­cel­lent spe­cial­ist providers. Check their form and ask to see their port­fo­lio and talk to pre­vi­ous clients and talk to at least two or three providers be­fore mak­ing an in­formed de­ci­sion. If you are handy you can self­build. Alex John­son’s book Shed­work­ing has a chap­ter

These are cru­cial for keep­ing the build­ing sta­ble and above ground level away from ris­ing

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