Building a barn/workshop do i need planning

8 May 2007
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I want to build the above in my field for use as storage and workshop for equipment, its circa 1 acre and i plan to have some live stock on it, i will also store my caravan in the barn/shed so it will be of a reasonable size.

Do i need planning and what sort of sizes get passed these days.

The house is an old farm hose with the land sold off all but out little patch :)
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I wouldn't have though so, IF:

You build it from timber.
Keep it at least 1 metre from the boundary.
Keep it under 30 sq. metres.
Keep it under 4m in height (with an apex roof)
Thanks for the reply i was going to metal clad a wood frame as it gets one hell of a battering up here in Wales

If its under 3sq m i can build you think? maybe i should build two ;)
Possibly, but there's a rule about what percentage of the land you can build on.

Metal clad I would think ok, as it's still a temporary structure as such. Conc base and low course of blocks to sit the frame on, but make sure it's all securely bolted to the concrete base if it's a breezy location.
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Phone your local council and ask! Worst case is if you go ahead and are then told to tear it down for some petty reason. Councils tend to have thousands of little obscure rules!

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