OUTDOOR PLANNING PERMISSION RULES
It is very rare that we would require planning permission to build your swimming pool building, but if you are in any doubt, see below the planning permission rules as set out under new regulations that came into effect on 1 October 2008. Outbuildings are considered to be permitted development, not needing planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:
- No outbuilding on land forward of a wall forming the principal elevation.
- Outbuildings and garages to be single storey with maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres and maximum overall height of four metres with a dual pitched roof or three metres for any other roof.
- Maximum height of 2.5 metres in the case of a building, enclosure or container within two metres of a boundary of the curtilage of the dwellinghouse.
- No verandas, balconies or raised platforms.
- No more than half the area of land around the “original house??? would be covered by additions or other buildings.
- On designated land such as in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and conservation areas buildings, enclosures, containers and pools at the side of properties will require planning permission.
- Within the curtilage of listed buildings any outbuilding will require planning permission.