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Neighbour building a big garage without PP

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by mrbg07546, 27 Dec 2018.

  1. mrbg07546

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    our neighbour has started to build a huge garage with a few cm of the boundary.

    See attached photo.

    They have a raised floor level behind the build. But the build is 3 meters and there house is generally above floor level, what reading do we take?

    See attached. The council has been informed, they are on a corner house
     

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    Geiger counter?

    Bible?

    Tricorder?

    Interociter?


    What is your gripe apart from an illegal hotel going up next door?
     
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    It’s less than 30mtrs and non combustible so it’s allowed isn’t it?
     
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    I think here’s a rule because it’s within a few centre meter of border and it’s 30meter cubed?
     
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    My gripe is what’s the chances of this getting enforced. Counc is coming to visit.
     
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    Does the 30m² rule apply to buildings attached to the house?
    "Building a new garage attached to an existing home would normally need building regulations approval."
    Building a detached garage of less than 30 square metres floor area would not normally need building regulations approval "
    https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/43/outbuildings/2

    It's 30m², not 30m³.
    I.e. it's floor area, not volume.
     
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    Thanks. I read that. It says providing not 1 meter from boundary. It’s like 8com
     
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    The 30m² rule applies to Building Regs, not PP.
    The two are separate.
     
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    The brick work is against the existing property. So it’s detached?
     
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    Looks like it's ahead of the principal elevation anyway judging by the entrance. Or does that go round the corner into a side street?
    Anyway the 2.5m height should be to the apex of the roof or other highest point from the highest natural ground level within the footprint. Any raised houses or changed ground levels etc would be not relevant.
     
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    I meant that PP is different to Building Regs. Don't confuse the two. You do seem to have done so, so far. Your thread title was about PP, then the comments have referred to BR.
    I was not commenting on whether the building was attached to the main house.
    If the council are paying a visit they will decide on whether the building is detached, whether it requires Building Regs, or PP.
     
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    It’s a corner house and the front is so on the other road. Are you saying that because the enterance to garage is against principle elevation, it could also require planning? Before we moved in, they had a garage which was knocked down, so trying to find out the reason it was and could be enforced again
     
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    Well, between being attached, over 2.5m within 2m of a boundary, and being forward of the principal elevation, the are certainly a few things to confirm. If any of them are the wrong way it would need planning.
     
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    Thank you! Also I noticed a man hole cover and some soil pipes being adjusted. I presume something like that would need building control
     
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    Yes but building control is not really a concern for impact on the neighbours, that can be dealt with by complying with the relevant standards for the work, better to focus on the planning aspects.
     
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