Decking Planning Permission?

21 Nov 2015
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Going to deck the bottom of my garden which has quite a severe slope.

For the deck to be level, the bottom end will be around 4-5ft above the ground to make it level with the other end which will sit at or around ground level.

Do i need planning permission under the above 0.3m rule? Seems a bit unfair for people with sloping gardens. One end will be under this and the other above. Open fields behind.

See my rubbish picture that iv just drawn on my phone to get an idea.


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The height is measured from the highest point of the natural ground level where it meets the deckning, so you would be OK if that is < 300mm.
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It was going to be my official drawings for planning control.
It's rather too fine to waste on them. I'm not sure they'll appreciate your subtle interplay of colour, nor the delicacy of line - unless it's Chelsea and Kensington of course, but then it wouldn't be a sloping site.

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