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    Summerhouse planning for garden flat - Certificate B question

    Hi - first post, hopefully a quick one

    I own a leasehold garden flat within a converted Victorian house, there's a total of 6 flats in the house. The garden is demised solely to myself, with no shared access. It's also within a conservation area.

    I've submitted a full planning application for a summerhouse in the garden. Unfortunately I submitted the wrong ownership certificate - the council have just come back to me saying I need to submit certificate B and also serve notice for the other owners of the site. Have a couple of q's:

    1. Is my thinking correct that I only need to serve notice on the freeholder, and not the other 5 flats as they do not have rights over the garden? I do plan to tell them out of courtesy

    2. We have a management company that looks after the building. Would I serve notice to the freeholder via them? or would I just send it direct to the freeholder? I've emailed/phoned the management company but they take days/weeks to respond to anything.

    Thanks in advance

    #2
    Bump... anyone? Looks like this post has been moved from where I'd originally raised within planning section

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      #3
      An extra copy of the notice only costs a few pence and the residents of other flats will get notice form the council anyway and, if sub-tenants, their leases will probably require them to forward the notices to their landlords. As such I wouldn't worry, i would just notify them all.

      I don' t think the public policy aim here is to ensure that lease consents are enforced, but rather to ensure that people who have an interest in the properties, but don't live near, are aware that the value of their property might be affected.

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        #4
        Is planning permission required for my summerhouse?

        • The majority of summerhouses and garden rooms do not require planning permission. However, permission is required for any summerhouse which covers over half the garden, which is not for domestic use or which is over 3 metres high with a pent roof or 4 metres high with an apex roof. Larger summerhouses which are within 2 metres of a boundary and over 2.5m high (8'2") require planning permission. Some larger summerhouses with apex or hipped roof designs may be over 2.5m high. Planning permission may also be required for any summerhouse which is nearer to a public highway than the original dwelling. For planning purposes a public highway includes any road or footpath with a public right of way. If you live in a Conservation Area or a Listed Building permission may be required for any garden building over 10 cubic metres. This brief summary is not intended to be a comprehensive guide. Contact us for further advice or contact your local planning department. Please note that planning regulations apply to any building whether temporary or permanent including summerhouses.
        Is building regulations approval required for my summerhouse?

        • The majority of summerhouses and garden rooms do not require approval under the building regulations. However, approval is required for any summerhouse with an internal floor area of more than 30 square metres. Please note that the building regulations apply to any building in excess of 30 square metres whether temporary or permanent including summerhouses.

        Above info copied from https://www.summergardenbuildings.co...merhouses.html

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          #5
          This is for a garden flat. Flats are not covered by permitted development rights.

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