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The rules are very specific regarding the law on permitted development.
As you already know, if the structure is within 2 meters of a boundary then the total maximum height allowed is 2.5 meters. any higher for any reason would require planning permission.
Therefore, you have 3 options available.
1. Do nothing and hope no one notices or complains.
2. move the structure away from the bouncy limit.
3, speak to the local council planning department and get permission.
It could most certainly become a problem in the future, that is why option 2 or 3 are the two best options.
I would speak to the council and see about rectrospective planning.
Yes, that would be correct.
There is such a rule.
Do I Qualify for the 4 Year Rule?
You can apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness if you can demonstrate that:
There has been a continuous use of land or buildings (other than a dwelling) for more than 10 years
A condition or limitation on planning permission has not been complied with for more than 10 years
Building or other operations have been completed for more than four years
A building (not land) has been used as a dwelling house (house or flat) for more than four years
However, your garden room is not a part of the dwelling house, so likely to fail.
It really would be d
best to seek permission from the council.
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