Planning permission guide
For most people, the installation of a garden building won't require a planning application. However, there are controls in place to ensure that buildings constructed have a limited impact on the surrounding neighbourhood. For most properties, these controls are called permitted development rights - These rights define the criteria for buildings you're permitted to construct without making a planning application.
For properties without permitted development rights or for larger projects exceeding the limits of permitted development (see below) planning permission from the local authority should be granted before work begins. This is a routine practice and we have guided hundreds of customers through the process which shouldn't be seen as a barrier to getting your dream garden room.