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Playhouse height in garden

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by sammy1990, 6 Jun 2015.

  1. sammy1990

    sammy1990

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    Hi all. I am looking to build a playframe by building a wooden raised platform 1 meter off the ground. I then want to place a playhouse on top of the platform. The playhouse height, into the center of the roof will be about 1.6 meters. So overall, it willbe 2.6 meters high. Would i be allowed to build this? Or do i need planning permission? Its only a small playhoise, 1.5 by 1.5 wide.

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    Googlw the permitted development rights for outbuildings, ignore the raised platform stuff, as that is for decking. So long as it's more than 2m from the boundary you'll be fine. Building regs protection from falling likely still applies so make sure it's safe and proves a child from accidentally falling the metre to the ground.. That's essentially a barrier or wall around the platform that is 1100 high and has no holes wider than 100mm

    Note that if you plan for the playhouse to not occupy the entire area of the platform hen it could be construed as having a verandah and would require planning. Stupid, I know

    Note, all this is contingent upon your house having pd rights. If they have been removed by the council then you must make a free planning app
     
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    Many thanks for the reply.

    The playframe will be close to the garden fence on the right and towards the back, pretty much right next to it. I get on with the neighbours on both sides and both have said they have no problem with the plans for the playframe. But i want to stay within the rules as dont want the council turning up asking me to knock the playframe down!
     
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