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A new shed should be at least one metre from boundary?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by BrickyBrian, 14 Jul 2021.

  1. BrickyBrian

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    Our local planning departmnet has told me that a new shed should be at least one metre from boundary yet every shed I see around me is up against or close to the boundary. I would welcom comments.
     
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    What area are you in Brian?

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    Is it a rule or a recommendation?
    If it's a recommendation it may simply be so you can maintain it more easily each season. If they say it's a rule then they will probably have a reason for it. Maybe in case it starts collapsing/catches fire etc then it minimises the danger of damage to adjoining property.
     
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    Ask the neighbour to prove it.
     
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    I prefer not to answer not wishing to upset the local Building Inspector.
     
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    "Is it a rule or a recommendation? If it's a recommendation it may simply be so you can maintain it more easily each season. If they say it's a rule then they will probably have a reason for it. Maybe in case it starts collapsing/catches fire etc then it minimises the danger of damage to adjoining property.
    I would assume its a rule but thats what I want to know and I dare not ask the Building Inspector in case he wnaders round after I decided to ignore it.
    As I think I said "every shed I see around me is up against or close to the boundary."

    Read more: https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/...one-metre-from-boundary.574522/#ixzz70dAGFo2F
     
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    Atleast put what country you're in, different parts of the UK have different planning laws
     
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    Our neighbour took the old fence down and built a shed / garden office from boundary to boundary with the new fence fixed to the front corner (terraced house with long, narrow garden). I did wonder on the legality of this but tbh it looks smart so have not argued about it.
     
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    IF no one dobs you in then it's usually fine (meaaning you can get away with it) but you do need to see what your local authority say the law is.
    And make sure they can back it up with a legal document, otherwise it may just be their preference.
    See https://www.gardenbuildingsdirect.co.uk/blog/shed-fence-distance-position/ for some help.

    It is beneficial to maintain some space around the shed for maintenance etc.
    Also water run off from the roof should not go onto your neighbours property so consider gutters, downspout and water barrel so you can use it in the garden.

    Many forget the gutters will overhang when they site their shed and it can cause some neighbour problems.

    https://www.gardenbuildingsdirect.c...ngs-garden-sheds-planning-permission-england/
    https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/43/outbuildings
     
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    The only 1 metre rule i know is if you want to build between 15 to 30m2 and want to avoid building regs approval, then the shed must be non combustible on the external walls.
    The only planning rule would be 2m if you want the ridge height between 2.5m and 3/4m and do it under permitted development.
    But lots of people have a lot of other random personal rules in their heads!
     
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    I have put sheds up at the boundaries, in various old properties, i lived at. a couple of 8x6 and a 10x8
    to be honest i never even considered any planning rules , and i suspect that is the case with your neighbours, I don't supposed they asked.
    My current property deed does say that sheds / outbuildings / wooden structures are not allowed, although quite a few people in the roads around have sheds in their gardens. Nor are we allowed to keep pigs?? :) :)
     
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