In most cases, planning permission is typically not required due to this type of building being classified as an outbuilding, which can therefore fall under permitted development.
Permitted development outlines various restrictions which must be met in order to fall into this category. It is often thought there is a set size restriction in place, however, this is a myth and is only applicable to Building Regulations when a building is over 30 sq/m.
The main factors to consider if you wish to fall under permitted development are the proposed buildings relationship with your garden and the surrounding boundary. No outbuilding can be larger than 50% of the garden and it must be positioned to the rear of the main property. Permitted development also specifies that a building within 2m of any boundary must not exceed 2.5m in height. This is not a problem for our smaller Garden Rooms which are set at this height specifically. However larger Studios often need to be positioned 2m from a boundary as the height in slightly larger.
Although these are the most common issues there are various other considerations not mentioned above which may be applicable. This should only be taken as a guide. Please consult the Planning Portal for further detailed information.
If you have any queries regarding planning please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’d be happy to advise.