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    Was planning permission needed for this garden office?

    By the way it's surely not taller than 2.5 metres and it's not used to sleep in, so those wouldn't be issues here.
  2. M

    Was planning permission needed for this garden office?

    It's a long, slightly thin garden that is split into two private gardens, with the rear garden having their own side-door and (practically unused) pathway. The front half of the garden belongs to the leasehold house, the back half to the council tenants. So the council tenants are free to do...
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    Was planning permission needed for this garden office?

    Thanks for all the further responses! Martgunner, I believe the issue here is that we're in a conservation area subject to Article 4. That is why there is a distinction between flats and houses. Building a home office is not a permitted development in the case of a flat, whereas it would be...
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    Was planning permission needed for this garden office?

    Thanks, Notch7. We're in a row of terraced houses, so the garden office is very close to the boundary of one property. It is further from the other boundary to allow for the width of the garden path that would be used by the council tenants to access their section of garden. I suspect...
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    Was planning permission needed for this garden office?

    Hah, true, mrrusty. They are not having loud parties or smoking skunk etc. It's just that when I am standing at my kitchen sink, as is my wont, I am now underlooked by their garden office so always feel a bit exposed. Also it's a bit of a shame that the council tenants who live upstairs...
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    Was planning permission needed for this garden office?

    Thanks, that makes sense. When the previous owners built the single storey extension, they were the ones that applied as leaseholders, it was not the freeholders. I will mull over being a good neighbour :).
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    Was planning permission needed for this garden office?

    Thank you, ^woody^. Which party is it that should have applied for planning permission. Would it have been the leaseholder of the flat, the ones that had it built. Or would it have been their freeholder, the local council's housing organisation? It's very close to the boundary on the other...
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    Was planning permission needed for this garden office?

    My neighbours built a home office in the garden of their mid-terrace flat during lockdown, and they are in it most of the time. We are in a conservation area with article 4 directions. The previous neighbours hardly used their garden and I'm now constantly under-looked when I'm in my...
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