Planning permission for our gazebos is not usually required, even in defined Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A White Pavilion Garden Gazebo is viewed as being similar to a greenhouse or garden shed. If you are unsure and would like some advice contact us on, 01653 695 285.
The photo shows our Tuscany 3m x 3m x 2.80m gazebo in Gerrards Cross, on top of a 2 step timber deck and located within 2 metres of the boundary.
Because of its location, within 2 metres of a boundary, it was outside the automatically approved 'permitted development' rules. i.e. over the 2.50 metre height limit and closer than 2 metres of the boundary. Planners visited this customer after a 'moan' from a neighbour. They liked it and gave approval.
Check out our website photos to see most of our customers place their gazebo within 2 metres of the boundary.
Our customers take the view that if it ever becomes a planning issue, they will apply retrospectively.
A word of caution. If you ask your neighbour for their approval you risk getting the wrong answer.
Siting your gazebo, with the nearest leg, 2 metres or more from the boundary is within your 'permitted development rules', so does not normally require any planning application.
Over the last 10 years, we have never had a planning refusal simply because the gazebo is sited too close to a boundary. So in our customers experience the planners always give approval as you can see with this example. The planners are not concerned with the minutia i.e. 30cm 12" too tall.