Do I need Planning Approval for a detached garage in Northern Ireland
Detached Garage Planning Permission - Northern Ireland
Do I need Planning permission or Building Control approvals?
Do I need permission for a Detached Garage?
Rules governing outbuildings apply to sheds, greenhouses and garages as well as other ancillary garden buildings such as swimming pools, ponds, sauna cabins, kennels, enclosures (including tennis courts) and many other kinds of structure for a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house.
Under new regulations The Planning (General Development) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 that came into effect on 6th April 2011 outbuildings are considered to be permitted development under Class D, not needing planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:
*The term "original house" means the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 October 1973 (if it was built before that date). Although you may not have built an extension to the house, a previous owner may have done so.
*Designated land includes national parks and the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites.
If the work you are carrying out involves making a new access, or the alteration of an existing access to a trunk or classified road, you will need planning permission, not only for the access but also for the development.
BUILDING REGULATIONS - Northern Ireland
Domestic single storey detached garage up to 30 sq meters are exempted under Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000, the rules are listed below.
Building a detached garage up to 30 square metres floor area would not normally need building regulations approval if:
All garages built of brick or block walls and have a tiled roof are considered to be substantially of non-combustible material. Flat roof garages can also be substantially of non-combustible material when the roof is covered with 12.5mm limestone chippings.