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Planning Permission for Shepherd Huts

If your thinking about a shepherd hut but are unsure about planning permission your not alone, as we get asked this a lot. Let’s face it the UK system is rather complicated!

Our advice to customers is always the same, the best thing is to contact your local authority and ask the question as each case is generally different and depending where you are the UK the answer will be different as well.


If you are looking at a hut to use as a garden office, spare room or studio and it will be in your garden you will usually not need planning permission. If you have lots of land and are looking at a placing a hut nowhere near your house you also often don’t need permission as the hut is on wheel from our experience, but this is not always the case. If your house is within a national park, AONB, SSI or conservation area the rules are often different. Its always worth a quick phone call and checking with your council as you don’t want to receive a nasty surprised later down the line.


The simple answer is, PLEASE CHECK with your local authority or consult a planning consultant as unfortunately there are so many rules, regulations and exceptions that we can not tell you if you will need permission as are not planning experts.



However we are more than happy to help in any way we can including providing plans and drawings to you, the planner and consultants to help make the planning process as smooth as possible.

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