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Planning / Building Regulations

Betta Buildings can offer a full service or free advice on Planning Permission & Buildings Regulations for your proposed building.

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Betta Buildings can offer a full service or free advice on Planning Permission & Buildings Regulations for your proposed building.

Planning Permission

General Planning Rules for Outbuildings:-

  • No outbuilding on land forward of a wall forming the principal elevation.
  • Outbuildings and garages to be single storey with maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres and maximum overall height of four metres with a dual pitched roof or three metres for any other roof.
  • Maximum height of 2.5 metres in the case of a building, enclosure or container within two metres of a boundary of the curtilage of the dwelling house.
  • No verandas, balconies or raised platforms.
  • No more than half the area of land around the "original house"* would be covered by additions or other buildings.
  • In National Parks, the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Sites the maximum area to be covered by buildings, enclosures, containers and pools more than 20 metres from house to be limited to 10 square metres.
  • On designated land* buildings, enclosures, containers and pools at the side of properties will require planning permission.
  • Within the curtilage of listed buildings any outbuilding will require planning permission. Should you require Planning Permission our Architect - can provide a full Planning Application from initial site meeting to submitting a full set of plans. Price varies depending on area and scale of job, please contact us so we can quote a price.
Building Regulations

General Building Regulations

  • If you want to put up small detached buildings such as a garden shed or summerhouse in your garden, building regulations will not normally apply if the floor area of the building is less than 15 square metres and contains NO sleeping accommodation.
  • If the floor area of the building is between 15 square metres and 30 square metres, you will not normally be required to apply for building regulations approval providing that the building contains NO sleeping accommodation and is either at least one metre from any boundary or it is constructed of substantially non-combustible materials.

Should you require Building Regulations our Approved Inspectors - can provide a full Building Regulation application. Service includes an initial site meeting, site visits during the construction, to a final visit and sign off certificate. Price varies depending on area and scale of job, please contact us so we can quote a price.

Difference between Planning Permission and Building Regulations

It is generally realised that a form of permission is required for building work or alterations of properties. However, it may not always be clear how the Planning and Building Regulations approval regimes differ.

You may also have responsibilities under the construction health and safety regulations.

Building Regulations set standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety and health for people in or about those buildings. They also include requirements to ensure that fuel and power is conserved and facilities are provided for people, including those with disabilities, to access and move around inside buildings.

Planning seeks to guide the way our towns, cities and countryside develop. This includes the use of land & buildings, the appearance of buildings, landscaping considerations, highway access and the impact that the development will have on the general environment.

For many types of building work, separate permission under both regimes (separate processes) will be required. For other building work, such as internal alterations, Buildings Regulations approval will probably be needed, but Planning permission may not be. If you are in any doubt you should contact your Local Planning Authority or a Building Control Body.

Disclaimer: this is an introductory guide and is not a definitive source of legal information. For further information contact us or see below link for Planning Portal.

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/england/public/tools/house/