Home and Domestic Use
There is generally no planning required when one Pod or Garden Room is purchased if it is used for domestic purposes, such as for the enjoyment of your family. This is because the Pod or Garden Room falls under the permitted development rights for the main property. Though no planning is required the pod or garden room must be a set distance from certain boundaries and meet certain conditions, such as:
• The Pod/ Garden Rooms cannot have a total area of more than 50% of the total area of land which surrounds your property
• The Pod/ Garden Room cannot be allowed to block the light into neighbouring properties or obstruct nearby doors and windows.
Planning is required when a Garden Room is proposed to have a bed, shower facilities and cooking facilities as this is seen as an extension or an annexe to your existing residential property.
Glamping Pods and Garden Rooms do not require a building warrant, and this significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to get through planning. This is because Glamping Pods are classed similar to that of a caravan, as it is a“non-permanent” structure. In certain circumstances a building warrant may be required, for example connecting wastage to the public drainage system.
Though the Glamping Pods are not subject to building control, we have applied a selected number to increase the safety for public usage.