Replacing Garage

Replacing Garage

Do I Need Permission - Ask An Expert We would like to replace our decrepit wooden garage with a new one, The existing garage is approx 3m x 6m and is 0.4m from the boundary. We would like the new garage to be slightly bigger. Will our new garage have to be 1m from the boundary? Do we need a building warrant? confused!

Many thanks in advance
Question Posted By – Julie Ruscoe In Area – East Central Scotland

  1. Do I Need PermissionDo I Need Permission01-29-2015

    Hello Julie.

    No, the new garage wouldn’t have to be 1m from your boundary it could be right up to the boundary as long as it meets the criteria for permitted development and building regulations.

    For NO planning permission to be required your new garage should,

    •Be located to the rear of the property.
    •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 metres sq.
    •Your garage or carport is NOT within the boundary of a listed building.
    •Not part of a flat, apartment, or tenement.

    For NO building warrant to be required your garage should,

    •NOT more that 30 metres sq.
    •Does NOT contain any solid fuel, oil or gas appliances.
    •Does NOT contain any sanitary accommodation.

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  2. lizliz02-19-2017

    This is really helpful. further question, if we want to replace our wooden garage with a new one in same position and size and height, do we still need to have permission ?ThanksLiz D

  3. Do I Need PermissionDo I Need Permission02-19-2017

    Hi Liz.

    As long as the original garage had permission or came under permitted development you would not need to apply for planning permission.

    Take a look at our garage planning permission page for more information.

    http://doineedpermission.co.uk/planning-permission-garage-carports/

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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