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do i need planning permission for a hut/small house that is

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do i need planning permission for a hut/small house that is underground in my garden or on a piece of land?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 4 years ago.

Yes, planning permission will still be required.

All the best
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

what is the law on building bomb shelters in terms of planning permission. what is the law in dug out dwellings, what permissions are they exempt from in planning?

Expert:  Ash replied 4 years ago.
Any sort of building you would need planning permission for.

You will need planning for both bomb shelter and dug out.

Can I clarify anything for you?


Customer: replied 4 years ago.

if this is true, why does the planning site say the opposite? i'm confused.


2. A detached building designed and intended to shelter people from the effects of nuclear, chemical or conventional weapons, and not used for any other purpose, if—

(a) its floor area does not exceed 30m²; and

(b) the excavation for the building is no closer to any exposed part of another building or structure than a distance equal to the depth of the excavation plus one metre.



Expert:  Ash replied 4 years ago.
That is the general rule nationwide but you need to check each Local Authority as they may have different rules.

Its always best to check with your LA as you may be in a conversation area or need permissions for other reasons.

Does this help?