Can I build a garage/shed at my property?
Some outbuildings can be constructed within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse, for purposes incidental to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse. The Planning Portal website provides guidelines for outbuildings.
We have a self-assessment form that can help you decide if your proposal needs planning permission. Completing this form should help you understand whether you need planning permission for your garage/shed. Should you wish to have further advice the Council can check your completed form and supporting information and provide an informal written opinion as to whether planning permission is required. The charge for this service can be found here.
Should you wish to have legal confirmation whether planning permission is required for your proposal, you will need to submit an application for a Certificate of Lawfulness. Application forms and fees can be found on the Planning Portal website. You can also download forms from the Planning Portal website. Further guidance on making an application and information needed to register an application can be found here.
You will also need to submit plans showing the proposal.
Do I need planning permission?