The requirements for planning permission for general garden buildings suggests that all our thatched gazebos and structures would normally fall within Class E, Part 1, Schedule 2 of the planning regulations. This states that planning permission should not be required.
There are many kinds of structures and buildings that can be constructed in your garden or on the land around your house without the need to apply for planning permission. These include enclosures, garden sheds, garden rooms, garages, gazebos, greenhouses, pet houses, summer houses and many other types of structures and buildings.
When To Apply For Planning Permission
In some circumstances you will need to apply for planning permission. We recommend that you apply for planning permission if any of the following conditions apply:
1. If your house is a listed building or you live within a conservation area or an area of outstanding natural beauty.
2. More than half the area of land around the original house would be covered by the addition of a building or buildings.
3. The building or structure is not to be used for domestic purposes and is to be used instead for running a business or storing commercial goods.
4. You want to put up a building or structure which is more than 4 metres high if it has a ridged or pointed roof. Please Note: All our buildings are under 4 metres in height.
5. You want to put up a building or structure, which would be nearer to any highway than the nearest part of the original house unless there would be at least 20 metres between the new building and any highway. The term "highway" includes public roads, footpaths, bridleways and byways.
It is however recommended that you contact your local Planning Authority as to the exact requirement for planning permission in your particular area prior to the purchase of any of our African thatched canopies, gazebos and structures.
Government Planning Portal
Alternatively you can visit the official government planning and building regulations website: Planning Portal
Planning Portal is the UK government's online planning and building regulations resource where you can obtain further information on all aspects of permitted development and planning rules.