Garden Sheds Cobham

Installing a garden shed in your garden may feel like a relatively simple task, but what many Cobham home owners don’t realise is that they may need planning permission for their new garden structure. Additionally, there may be local restrictions in place regarding how large a garden shed is allowed to be, relative to the size of the garden.

While all garden sheds are technically subject to planning permission, whether you actually need it will depend on a range of things like:

  • where on your Cobham property you want to place the garden shed – generally a garden shed should be less than 2 metres away from your property boundary and not be closer to the road than your house
  • how big the garden shed will be – within certain parameters, a garden shed will count as ‘permitted development’ and not require formal planning permission
  • what your garden shed will be used for – they’re generally not allowed to be used as a place to live
  • whether your home is a listed building, or in a conservation area or national park – there may be local restrictions in place or you may have to get approval from heritage bodies.

If you’re unsure whether your Cobham garden shed requires planning permission, don’t leave things to chance. Contact a local Cobham garden sheds specialist to get some expert advice.

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So if you’d like to make more of your Winchester garden, why not consider adding a garden shed, in order to really make the most of your outdoor space?


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