Concrete Garden Patio

Concrete Garden Patio

Do I Need Permission - Ask An Expert Hi, my garden runs in a downhill slope when we come out of the back door. We would like to have a levelled concrete slabbed patio area adjoining the house where we can have a table and chairs, BBQ etc. do I need planning permission for this?
Thanks
John
Question Posted By – John In Area – West Central Scotland

  1. Mike HydeMike Hyde04-29-2014

    Dear John. Planning permission should not be required unless you live in a listed building or a conservation area. The only issue might be is the slope of the garden means that there is a significant amount of under-build required, it’s normally expected to be the case that a hard surface will be at the existing ground level. Your proposal would then be classed as a deck or raised platform! You would then be limited to a height of no more than 0.5 m above ground level, and 4 sq metres in area. Your best bet is to sketch out what you propose and submit a householder pre-application enquiry to the Council. They will be able to advise as to whether or not a formal application for planning permission is required. Regards. Mike

  2. John McCabeJohn McCabe04-30-2014

    Hi Mike thanks for your reply. The height of 0.5 metre is not a problem as about all I was looking for. Same goes for the area. Our garden is a decent size and we have 4 kids who we also want to have plenty of room to play in. As long as we can got a table, 6 chairs, a BBQ and a few potted plants that will do us just fine. Thanks again, John

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