New window/door opening + what is a “rear” garden?
Question 1: Under Scottish law, do I need planning permission and/or building warrant to:
a) install a new opening for a French window/patio doors plus balcony to a gable end in a first-floor room?
b) install a new opening for just a window (not French/patio and without balcony)?
Question 2: What exactly constitutes a rear garden from a planning point of view for a garden room?
Our house sits at one end of a triangular-shaped 1/3 acre (approx.) plot with most of that plot to one side and only a small (very steep) part to the immediate rear.
We have no adjoining houses or garden boundaries as the surrounding land is croft land.
Both questions refer to a detached former croft house not in a conservation or other protected area.
I know it’s a bit cheeky to ask two questions – and one in multiple parts! – but I hope you can help, and I will be glad of any information you can give. Thank you. Aileen.