Short answer in our 16 years’ experience, is a non-issue for you, so don’t worry.
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 want some advice, contact us at 01653 695 285.
- The photo above shows our Tuscany 3m x 3m x 2.8m standard height gazebo, installed on 2-step timber decking and installed within 2 metres of the boundary and over 2.50 metres height – location Gerrards Cross, London.
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 rule and closer than 2 metres to the boundary fence. After a ‘moan’ from a neighbour, the Planners visited. They liked it and gave their approval.
- The photo above shows our Provence 3m x 4m x 2.8m standard height gazebo, installed within 2 metres of the boundary and over 2.50 metres height. The Planners visited and gave their approval – location York.
Check out our website photos, and you will see that most of our customers placed their gazebo within 2 metres of the boundary fence. They did not apply for specific planning approval. They did not seek a neighbour’s permission.
Siting your gazebo, with the nearest leg, 2 metres or more from the boundary, is within your automatically approved permitted development rules, so it does not require any specific planning application.
Our customers believe that if it ever becomes a planning concern, they will apply retrospectively and get it. In our customers’ experience, the planners always give their approval on those extremely rare occasions, as seen in the examples above.
A word of advice. You do not need your neighbour’s permission to relax and enjoy your garden with one of our gazebos. It’s your garden, so it’s your choice. Our 2,500 customers know that a neighbour’s approval before installation is not required. So legally, you have rights to enjoy your garden without interference.
Over the last 16 years and 2,500 sales, we have never had a planning refusal because the gazebo is sited too close to a boundary. Look at the images on our website; you will see most are sited closer than 2m to the boundary fence. None of them has had planning issues.