Summour House Relplacement

Updated on 7th February 2017 in Planning Permission
2 on 26th November 2015

Hi, hope you can help.

I have a summer house in my garden that was there when we bought the house 4 years ago, the dimensions are roughly 3m deep x 4m wide x 3m at the highest point, but it is dilapidated and needs to be replaced.

I want to replace it with a log cabin which will be 4.5m deep x 7.4m long x 2.8m high. I don’t know if the existing summer house had or needed planning permission.

Do I need planning permission for this as its replacing an existing building or not?

The existing building is actually less than 1m from a boundary fence which I know may be a factor as it is more than 2.5m high at the eaves.

Thanks
Lee

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PS I have no idea why/how I have put “Summour” House in the heading, I do of course know how to spell Summer.

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0 on 7th February 2017

Hello Lee,

In regards to your question, the council only allows planning to be granted where the proposed development complies with The Town and Country Act of 1990. Planning permission for the original Summerhouse would be dependent on size and the intended use. Typically, Summerhouses that are within 2 metres of the boundary and over 2.5m high require planning permission, as it was erected less than a metre from the boundary and is more than 2.5m high, it suggests to me that the construction went ahead without seeking permission.

 

I would advise that you will still need to apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness for your log cabin as, regardless of whether the old building did or not, your log cabin is going to have bigger dimensions. If you have any further questions please contact me directly at alext@drawingandplanning.com

Kind Regards,

Alex T

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