Planning Permission for Garages

garage planning permission

Much like our ever popular Log Cabins, our range of Garages and Carports are a top choice for UK gardens. That being said, garages are typically a lot bigger. This can be an issue when it comes to getting approval to build your garage. In this blog, we’ll go through garage planning permission and things to consider before buying a Log Garage.

A Bit About Planning Permission

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First things first, let’s talk about planning permission. Planning Permission in the UK is the approval you need to build something new on your property, as well as making major changes to your house such as an extension. For more information, we highly recommend reading about it through your GOV Website, as well as applying via your local council:

You can also use the Planning Portal to read about planning permission and taking the next steps.

We have a dedicate blog talking about Planning Permission for Log Cabins that applies a lot to Garage construction. This includes where you can build, how close to the boundary you can build, and right to light laws.

Things to Consider for your Garage

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Now we’ve covered some of the important details regarding approval, let’s look at some garages. More specifically, if you are going down the route of planning permission to build something new on your property, there are several things to consider. It’s a big decision to make, so here is what to look out for:

  • Size and Dimensions: Ensure that the dimensions of the wooden garage fit in your chosen space and comply with local planning regulations.
  • Design and Style: Choose a design that complements the aesthetics of your property and neighborhood, as some areas have specific architectural guidelines.
  • Accessibility: Consider how easy it will be to get in, out and around your wooden garage once its constructed. Is it obstructing anywhere important?
  • Purpose: What will your garage be used for? If you are housing a vehicle, make sure it fits in the opening of the double doors.
  • Neighborhood Considerations: Take into account the impact of the wooden garage on your neighbours and the surrounding environment. Consider factors such as privacy, aesthetics, and potential objections.
  • Future-proofing: Think about the usability of your wooden garage later down the line, especially if you consider moving house.

With these factors in mind, you are sure to find a Garage that works for you and have a solid plan in place.

Finally, we’ll cover a couple of Frequently Asked Questions when it comes to garage planning permission.


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How much does planning permission cost?

The cost for planning permission can vary significantly depending on a variety of factors. Costs also vary from council to council. Generally, there are several expenses to consider when obtaining planning permission:

  • Application Fees
  • Professional Fees and Site Surveys
  • Design and Documentation
  • Legal Fees
  • Any additional/unexpected costs

Budget carefully and set aside funds in case of an emergency.

How big can a garage be without planning permission uk?

As our garages are constructed with timber and not brick, they are seen a “temporary structures”. Like with our Log Cabins, Garages with an ease height of up to 2.5m and below can be built without the need for planning permission. It is always good to check local council regulations though.

For more in-depth details, read our Planning Permission blog for Log Cabins.

We hope that this has been an insightful look into garage planning permission. With this information in hand, you’re ready to start your journey getting your very own garden garage.

Read about Tuin’s full range of Wooden Garages.

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