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Do I need Planning Approval for a detached garage in Scotland

Detached Garage Planning Permission - Scotland


Do I need Planning permission or Building Control approvals?

To help you understand these issues we detail below some of the "conditions" attached to planning permission and Building Regulations. (These apply to Scotland only) Wales, Northern Ireland, England and Ireland regulations are quite different - You should in all instances take local advice.

Do I need permission for a Detached Garage?

The permitted development planning rules relating to detached garages depends upon the distance between the garage and the dwelling. If the garage is more than 5m from the dwelling then it is considered as a separate building and the rules under Class 3 apply. If the garage is within 5m from the dwelling then the garage is considered as an extension to the dwelling and the rules in Class 1 apply.

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992 sets out what development can be built without applying for planning permission.

Class 3A.—
(1) The provision within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse of a building for any purpose incidental to the enjoyment of that dwellinghouse or the alteration, maintenance or improvement of such a building.

(2) Development is not permitted by this class if—

(a) it consists of a dwelling;

(b) any part of the development would be forward of a wall forming part of the principal elevation or side elevation where that elevation fronts a road;

(c) the height of the eaves would exceed 3 metres;

(d) any part of the development would exceed 4 metres in height;

(e) any part of the development within 1 metre of the boundary of the curtilage of the dwellinghouse would exceed 2.5 metres in height;

(f) as a result of the development the area of ground covered by development within the front or rear curtilage of the dwellinghouse (excluding the original dwellinghouse and any hard surface or deck) would exceed 50% of the area of the front or rear curtilage respectively (excluding the ground area of the original dwellinghouse and any hard surface or deck); or

(g) in the case of land in a conservation area or within the curtilage of a listed building, the resulting building would have a footprint exceeding 4 square metres.

BUILDING REGULATIONS - Scotland

Technical Handbook 2015 - Domestic 0.3 Exempted buildings and services, fittings and equipment

0.3.2 Schedule 1

Table 0.1. Exempted buildings and services, fittings and equipment

Buildings ancillary to houses

A detached single- storey building ancillary to and within the curtilage of a house

Exception to Permitted:

A building exceeding 8 square metres in area.

A building within 1m of the house unless it is at least 1m from any boundary.

A building containing sleeping accommodation.

A building containing a flue, a fixed combustion appliance installation or sanitary facility.

A wall or fence.

 

Buildings ancillary to flats or maisonettes

A detached single- storey building ancillary to and within the curtilage of a flat or maisonette.

Exception to Permitted:

A building exceeding 8 square metres in area.

A building within 1m of the flat or maisonette or within 3m of any other part of the building containing the flat or maisonette.

A building within 1m of a boundary.

A building containing a flue, a fixed combustion appliance installation or sanitary facility.

A wall or fence. A swimming pool deeper than 1.2m.