# Garden structures

Is there a limit to the height of a structure in a back garden ?
My neighbour (semi-detached) is building a wooden gazebo across his garden from fence to fence. It stands about 3ft above our 6ft fence so is roughly 7ft in height. Does he need planning permission for something like this ?
21:17 Sat 14th Jun 2008
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 usually your local council restrictions are that the structure is not permanent IE: wood and screws. and not more than 8 Ft high, so he wouldn't need permission But then if it's only one foot higher than your fence it not really going to have that much effect. 22:20 Sat 14th Jun 2008 Er, 6 + 3 = 7 ? Maths must have changed a great deal since I used to teach it! ;-) Garden sheds (and similar structures) are normally classed as 'permitted developments, and so do not require planning permission. The height limit is 3 metres = 9'10" (or 4 metres for a structure with a ridged roof). See here: http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/planni ngandbuilding/pdf/planningguidehouseholders.pd f Chris 22:50 Sat 14th Jun 2008 Derek if you've got a problem with it just pop next door and see me. 23:33 Sat 14th Jun 2008 Hi my local council has a policy plan and you are allowed to put a wooden structure up as long as it is a metre away from boundary and flat roof 3 metres high and pitch roof 4 metres high from ground up and its not allowed to be more than 50 percent of you garden and not allowed to protrude past the front line of your house.And you can not use it for living area. And most councils have adopted this policy plan 08:57 Sun 15th Jun 2008 Yeah, the maths confused me as well - so much so that I now have a headache! 09:46 Sun 15th Jun 2008 Question Author Ok, Ok, so I got my sums wrong - but what's 2 feet between friends ? Actually, I was a teacher too, for a while, but you've guessed it; I taught PE ! 16:35 Sun 15th Jun 2008

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