Skate Ramp

Skate Ramp

Do I Need Permission - Ask An Expert rsz_20160403_174642-1I have had a wooden skate ramp put in rear garden. The builder told us that as it is below the eaves and not cemented in planning permission was not required. However a neighbour is complaining an it set to go to council.

The ramp it 27 feet long and 4 feet high at the highest platform. There is a safety barrier at the back that reaches aprox 7 feet. Photo attached.
Question Posted By – Mike QUINN In Area – East 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 Permission04-04-2016

    Mike.

    The advice you have had from the builder isn’t correct.

    There isn’t a section in the planning regulation that specifically covers skate ramps however it is most likely to come under the following class.

    Class 3.—
    The provision within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse of any building or enclosure, swimming or other pool required for a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse, or the maintenance, improvement or other alteration of such a building or enclosure.

    Development is not permitted by this class if,

    (a) it consists of a dwelling or a microwave antenna;
    (b) it consists of the provision, improvement or other alteration of a building or enclosure where as a result any part of such building or enclosure which is to be provided, improved or otherwise altered would be both less than 20 meters from any road which bounds the curtilage and nearer to the road than the part of the original dwellinghouse nearest to it;
    (c) it consists of the provision, improvement or other alteration of a building where the building to be provided, improved or otherwise altered would have a floor area greater than 4 square metres and any part of it would be within 5 meters of any part of the dwellinghouse;
    (d) the height of that building or enclosure would exceed—
    (i) 4 metres, in the case of a building with a ridged roof; or
    (ii) 3 metres, in any other case;
    (e) the total area of ground covered by buildings or enclosures within the curtilage (other than the original dwellinghouse) would exceed 30% of the total area of the curtilage (excluding the ground area of the original dwellinghouse); or 15
    (f) in the case of any land in a conservation area or land within the curtilage of a listed building, it would consist of the provision, alteration or improvement of a building with a floor area greater than 4 square metres.
    (3) For the purposes of this class “purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse” includes the keeping of poultry, bees, pet animals, birds or other livestock for the domestic needs or personal enjoyment of the occupants of the dwellinghouse.

    In particular you may not be complying on items C, D and possibly E.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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