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Planning permission in Scotland?

I replaced an old sectional concrete garage with an asbestos flat roof. The replacement garage was again sectional with a pitched roof instead of flat, the roof being tiled. This occurred in 2012. I now find it necessary to sell the house, will the required home buyers require planning permission details?

Asked on Jan 30 2013, General in Kilmarnock | Report content

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  • I would guess you wouldn't need planning permission. That said, I would strongly advise you to call your local council planning/building control dept, they are they best guys to give you the correct answer.

    Answered on Feb 4 2013, Report content
  • Hi davidallan50 I agree with the post above in that it is definitely worth checking with your local council or planning and building control department – after all, you do not want the sale of your house to be held up if any issues arise. Having said that, in February last year new regulations came into force making it easier for property owners in Scotland to make improvements to their home. This included projects such as extensions, sheds and garages. It means that official planning permission approval is not required for builds which meet the criteria – the government amended the regulations to take around 4,000 applications out of the system each year. Check the link below to have a read of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011. There are still tight restrictions on listed buildings and properties which are based within conservation areas however. I hope that helps Scott

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    Answered on Feb 5 2013, Report content

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