Garden shed

Garden shed

Do I Need Permission - Ask An Expert I have built a garden shed outside my home in my back garden it’s close to my building but not blocking anyone’s view or home it’s just under 3meters high and 3.6 meters in length and 3.4 meters wide is there any legal requirements for this type of shed
Many thanks
Question Posted By – David gillies In Area – Scottish Borders
This question has been asked in a Scottish region any response below will be specific to Scottish Planning Permission or Building Regulation advice.

  1. Hi David.

    Generally a building warrant is not required for a shed when it is of timber construction and used for storage purposes only.

    For planning permission the following criteria applies,

    Is located to the rear of the property (behind the front elevation or elevation that faces a road).
    It 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. Eg 2m by 2m.
    Is NOT within the boundary of a listed building.
    Is not part of a flat, apartment, or tenement.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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