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I am moving house soon and want to build a 9ft wide by 24ft long wooden or metal shed type "garage" in my back garden for my 2 motorcycles and all my tools etc... The "shed" would be about 7ft-ish high so it will be higher than the 6ft high dividing panelled fence between my and next doors back gardens.

Do I need to ask Wigan council for planning permission for this as this is a fair bit larger than a standard garden shed and does the fact it is a "garage" and not a shed make any difference?

thanks people
 
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Well it used to be you could build a shed up to a third of your plot size, and up to 4 metres high for leisure purposes with out planning permission, but that was years ago.

Why not ask Wigan Council? They can give you a straight answer rather than a load of waffle.
 
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Thanks, I will contact them this week however as I came across this site I thought I'd ask here firstly.

Is having a concrete base installed a problem with regards underground cables/pipes etc...? (obviously there is no manhole cover in my proposed build area.)
 
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If you have questions relating to planning then I would recommend www.planningportal.gov.uk and I have cut and pasted the following from there.

You will need to apply for planning permission if any of the following cases apply on the land around your house.

You want to put up a building or structure which would be nearer to any highway than the nearest part of the "original house", unless there would be at least 20 metres between the new building and any highway. The term "highway" includes public roads, footpaths, bridleways and byways.

More than half the area of land around the "original house" would be covered by additions or other buildings.

The building or structure is not to be used for domestic purposes and is to be used instead, for example, for parking a commercial vehicle, running a business or for storing goods in connection with a business.

You want to put up a building or structure which is more than 3 metres high, or more than 4 metres high if it has a ridged roof. (Measure from the highest ground next to it.)

If your house is a listed building, and you want to put up a building or structure with a volume of more than 10 cubic metres.

If you live in a Conservation Area, a National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or the Broads, and you want to put up a building or structure with a volume of more than 10 cubic metres (though it might be allowable as an extension)

The words "original house" have a particular meaning.

Note: in all cases, if your new building would have a volume over 10 cubic metres, and come within 5 metres of the house, it would be treated as an extension. Also, if your new extension would bring some existing garden building within 5 metres of the (extended) house, that existing building's volume could be deducted from your overall volume entitlement for the house, as if it were another extension.

Ask your council if in doubt
 

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