Garage sizes

Garage sizes

Do I Need Permission - Ask An Expert Hello am planning building a wooden garage in my rear garden I want to build a 7 meters wide x 6m long garage with 1 garage door at the side would just be about 2.4meters to the eves and a 30degree pitch so doesn’t exceed the height restrictions and is more than 5 meters from my house but a friend told me that if a garage is bigger than 30m2 then you need to get planning permission is this true

Thank you Steven
Question Posted By – Steven In Area – North East 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 Permission01-03-2017

    Hi Steven.

    Your friends is most likely referring to building regulations regarding the 30m sq not planning permission. You would require a building warrant if the garage was over 30m sq.

    For planning permission as long as the garage meets the following criteria you wouldn’t require planning permission.

    •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.

    For the 50% of the outside space you would take the area of any front, rear, side gardens and deduct any already developed space e.g. existing sheds, garages. The garage could then be 50% of the remaining area.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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