Outbuilding planning - steel frame / cladded building/garage

23 Oct 2019
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My bungalow is situated on a 3 acre plot of land, not agricultural. We have a garden at the back which is fenced and then the rest is just grass

I want to put up a building / garage out the back. It is not for any business, just my own private use.

I have been looking at farm style steel framed, plasticol metal sheet cladding with a roller door as the most cost effective option.

My main query is on the size. I can see the height restrictions when within 2 m of a boundary, and then the 4m / 2.5m eves, but I cannot see anything on size except

The ground area covered by the garage/car port and any other buildings within the boundary of the property, excluding the original house, is not more than half the total area of the property.

So could I have a 8 m wide by 15 m long, under the required height, in need of building regs but not needing planning?
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What is the proposed use of the building:?: It would be quite a big garage :!:
A plan might be useful; it's not clear that the proposed location is within the 'curtilage'.
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What is curtilage - the red line out laying the boundary?

The use is a private work shop and storage of vintage car and vintage tractor and a small loader tractor used around for maintenance.
Curtilage has no formal definition, but is generally held to be the land immediately surrounding the property, so possibly the area you've described as 'the garden' in this instance.

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