If you’re looking to build a log cabin on a spot of land or within the vicinity of your home, you need to check whether there are any regulations that could restrict you from building one. Without the correct research, you may purchase a log cabin only to find that you don’t have permission to build it where you wish.
Here are some questions and queries that you should consider before building or purchasing a log cabin.
Not necessarily. This is because log cabins are classed as ‘permitted development’ where they can be built without needing to make a planning application. However, it’s still important to check the planning permissions within the local area. There will be factors which will determine whether you may or may not need permission. These can include the size of the log cabin and where you wish to build it.
There will be certain obligations that will decrease your chances of obtaining permission to build a log cabin if you need it. These include:
There will be some cases when a cabin will no longer be a permitted development. In cases where they are classed as non-permitted development includes:
- Garden Cabin: These would be outbuildings, which means they would be acceptable as a permitted development. There are still restrictions in place but you wouldn’t need planning permission as such.
- Woodland Cabin: If you already have a piece of woodland and therefore require a cabin for storage or land maintenance, then the cabin can be classed as permitted development.
To prevent disputes occurring with litigation solicitors, it’s important that you check the regulations of log home development at your home. There are restrictions and regulations that you need to abide to in order to situate and build your perfect log cabin. To prevent any complications, check with your local council about whether you’d need to put in an application.