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What You Need to Know

When building or installing a shed, garage, greenhouse or any other ancillary building in Scotland, planning permission is not required about 95% of the time because most meet a set of rules called ‘permitted development.’

According to MYGOV.SCOT, the permitted development rules for an ancillary building are:

  • it’s located at the back of the house
  • it’s not used as a separate home to live in
  • it, and any other development, does not take up half or more of the ‘curtilage’ – this means half or more of the grounds behind your home
  • it’s not higher than 4 metres at the highest point
  • any part that’s a metre or less from the boundary is no higher than 2.5 metres
  • the eaves (the part where the wall meets the roof) is no higher than 3 metres
  • if the land is in a conservation area or in the grounds of a listed building, the ancillary building has a footprint of less than 4 square metres

If for any reason you need planning permission or think you need planning permission, we can help you check with your council’s planning department to see whether you need to apply for planning permission. Even if you meet the permitted development rules, there may be other approvals you’ll need to get.

If the building you want to add does not meet the conditions for permitted development, you have to apply for planning permission.

Find out how to apply for planning permission, or contact your Planning Authority for further information.

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