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Published: 21 May 2021 in Help & Advice

Do You Need Planning Permission For A Modular Building?

A very common question we hear about our modular buildings is “Do I Need Planning Permission?” and what building regulations are needed as a part of the process. Read on to find out just that!

What Is Planning Permission?

In the UK planning permission is a regulation used to guide the way towns, cities and countrysides are developed. The factors considered are:

  • the use of land and buildings
  • the appearance of buildings
  • landscaping
  • highway access
  • environmental impact of changes

Do You Need Planning Permission For A Modular Building?

Yes, all modular buildings require planning permission. But this is not something to worry about, as Springfield are able to offer a full turnkey service and undertake this on your behalf.

Planning requirements state that regardless of size, any building or structure in place over 28 days has to have planning approval.

It is always best to consult your local planning authority to establish where your building will need planning permission or not. Further, the gov.uk website has a section dedicated to planning permission, if you’d like further information.

What Buildings Do Not Require Planning Permission?

Outbuildings such as sheds, garages, greenhouses and some other structures are often considered to be permitted development. But, if you’re unsure the best advice we can give is to have research around it.

Do Modular Buildings Need To Comply With Building Regulations?

Yes, modular buildings do need to meet all current Building Regulations, including Part L2. All our buildings are made in accordance with current UK Building Regulations.

The sort of things covered are fire safety, resistance to sound, sanitation, building access, electrical safety and more.

The gov.uk website has a section dedicated to building regulation approval, if you’d like further information.

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We pride ourselves in offering the best bespoke buildings for our customers and your peace of mind is important to us, so if you would like to find out more about the buildings we produce, take a look at our case studiestestimonials and brochure or check out some of our FAQs.

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