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Neighbour consultation vs detached outbuilding

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by Techn0, 27 Jul 2020.

  1. Techn0

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    We are about to buy a detached house with a large garden, my hope is to build a room in the garden about 7m by 5m. Ideally I would have it connected to the garage to allow access from the house without braving the elements.
    I understand if I attach it to the back of the garage which is part of the original house, I would need Neighbour consultation approval.
    My question is if the neighbours object, can I circumvent any planning requirement by having a small gap between the garage and new room to make it an outbuilding rather than an extension? I am reading the rules that way, but seems bizarre that I can build what is basically the same room if neighbours object.

    Any thoughts appreciated?
     
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    Speak to your neighbours, see if they have any objections
     
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    You can build a detached structure very near to the existing house without needing planning permission. There are a number of appeal cases where gaps of 50mm and even less have been acceptable.
    At the end of the day, a detached building is a detached building; the permitted development rules don't stipulate any minimum distance.
     
  5. Techn0

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    The house is in a different town, so not straight forward to talk to them yet.I doubt they will have a problem, but nice to know there are options.
     
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    thanks Tony, I was guessing that was the case so many thanks for confirming.
     
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