Do i require a building warrant or permission.

Do i require a building warrant or permission.

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I’m currently building a garage to the rear of my property. The garage does not take up more than 50% of my garden space, its bang on 1 meter from adjacent boundary fencing and is constructed of a concrete slab foundation and built from concrete block. I have only 1/4 of the walls up at the moment. I started as i was under the impression that i didn’t require permission due to its location etc. However I’m wanting to clarify my limits with regards to heights etc.

Could someone who can give me difinitive answers please.


Question Posted By – Gavin In Area – West Central Scotland
This question has been asked in a Scottish region any response below will be specific to Scottish Planning Permission or Building Regulation advice.

  1. Do I Need PermissionDo I Need Permission04-09-2018

    Hi Gavin.

    You can build a garage without planning permission if it meets the following criteria.

    Located to the rear of the property.
    Does NOT exceed 4 metres in height. (3 metres to eaves)
    Any part of the building within 1 metre of the boundary does NOT exceed 2.5 metres in height.
    The building footprint is NOT greater than 50% of the properties outside space.
    Is NOT in a conservation area, unless it is under 4 square metres. (e.g. 2 metres by 2 metres)
    Your garage or carport is NOT within the boundary of a listed building.
    Not part of a flat, apartment, or tenement.

    And for building warrant you can build without the need to apply for a warrant if,

    NOT more than 30 square metres. (e.g. 5 metres by 6 metres)
    For a garage – Not within 1 metre of the dwelling unless it is at least 1 metre from any boundary.
    Does NOT contain any solid fuel, oil or gas appliances.
    Does NOT contain any sanitary accommodation.

    Note although the garage may not require planning permission you should still comply with the building regulations.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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