Outbuilding roof garden

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Hello

We are considering buying a terraced house that has a very steep sloping rear garden. It is similar to the picture for number 2 "sloping natural ground level" in the following link:

http://planningjungle.com/wp-conten...-10-Worst-Permitted-Development-Loopholes.pdf

If we built an outbuilding at the bottom of the garden by digging out a level section at the bottom of the garden (like the after picture in the link, but with a maximum height of 2.5m), the roof of the building would be below the level of the highest point of the garden. Would we be able to put handrails around the roof of the building and use it as an extension of the remaining garden without planning permission. I know planning permission is now required for raised decking. Would this fall into the same category?

Thanks for any info.
 
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I am inclined to agree that you could provided your deck was no higher than 300mm above the highest ground level which it would not be going by your post. Whether this overlooks your potential new neighbours gardens/rear windows or not and whether that is an issue or not is another matter ....
 

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