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Class 17 – Erection of a private garage or carport within the curtilage of a dwelling –

further below –Conversion of AND  installation of domestic electric vehicle charging points.

A garage or car port measuring up to 6m by 6m and with an eaves level not exceeding 2.9m may be erected without planning permission providing all the conditions set down in Class 17 of the Permitted Development Order are satisfied.

No approval is given as part of this for the creation or alteration of an access onto the highway.  If a new or amended access is required then this would require a planning application.

Those conditions are:

a)     The general conditions applicable to Section A;

Section A —General Conditions

(1) No part of the development may be constructed within 9 metres (measured at ground level) of the route of any overhead electrical line carrying 11kv or more (High Tension power cable);

(2) No part of the development may be constructed within 9.1 metres of the bank of any designated watercourse under the Flood Risk Management Act 2013;

Also included from Schedule 4 of the Order

(2A) The operations specified must not be constructed (including any foundations) so as to involve the felling, lopping or limbing of any tree (other than a tree referred to in section 3(3) of the Tree Preservation Act 1993).

(2AB) The following Schedule 1 operations must not be situated closer to a tree (other than referred to in section 3(3) of the Tree Preservation Act 1993) than the required distance (b) Class 17 Private Garages and Car Ports

(2B) for the purpose of paragraph (2AB) the “required distance” is

(a) for a tree with a single stem, 12 times the tree’s stem diameter; or

(b) for a tree with more than one stem, 12 times — (stem diameter 1)2 + (stem diameter 2)… + (stem diameter 5)2, where the stem diameter is measured 1.5 metres above ground level.

b)    There must only be one private garage or car port within the curtilage of the dwellinghouse;

c)  The eaves level must be no higher than 2.9 metres;

d)  The roof pitch must match that of the main dwellinghouse;

e)  The maximum width must not exceed 6 metres;

f)  The maximum length must not exceed 6 metres;

g)  No part of the garage or car port may project beyond the forwardmost part of the dwelling which fronts onto a highway;

h)  Every part of the garage or car port must be a minimum of 6 metres from a highway including a rear or side lane;

i)  No part of the garage or car port may be within 1 metre of the boundary of the dwellinghouse; and

j)  If detached, the garage or car port must not be used for general living or sleeping purposes.

Class 26  – The replacement of a garage door and frame with another garage door or window. The internal garage space may then be used as part of the main dwelling to which the garage is attached to.

Conditions-

a) The works are allowed only where the garage is either an integral or attached garage (i.e not detached from the dwelling house);

b) where the garage door is replaced with a window, the proportions of the window must replicate the proportions of the windows on the ground floor of the same elevation of the door to be replaced; and

c) operation within this class are allowed only if, on completion of the operations, at least 2 car parking spaces remain within the curtilage of the dwelling house

for the purposes of paragraph c) the minimum size permitted for a car parking space is 6 metres by 3.25m.

For the purpose of Class 26 the internal space of an internal or attached garage may be used as part of the main dwelling to which the garage is attached . This does not constitute development

Class 14 A – Domestic electric vehicle charging points

The installation, alteration or replacement of an electric vehicle charging point and any associated underground pipework within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse.

Conditions for wall-mounted installations:

(a) the general conditions applicable to Section A

(1) No part of the development may be constructed within 9 metres (measured at ground level) of the route of any overhead electrical line carrying 11kv or more      (High Tension power cable);

(2) No part of the development may be constructed within 9.1 metres of the bank of any designated watercourse under the Flood Risk Management Act 2013;

(b) the charging unit must not have a volume exceeding 0.2 cubic metres; and

(c) if within 2 metres of a highway, the charging unit must not be mounted on a wall that faces onto that highway.

Conditions for upstanding installations:

(a) the general conditions applicable to Section A;

(1) No part of the development may be constructed within 9 metres (measured at ground level) of the route of any overhead electrical line carrying 11kv or more (High Tension power cable);

(2) No part of the development may be constructed within 9.1 metres of the bank of any designated watercourse under the Flood Risk Management Act 2013;

Also included from Schedule 4 of the Order

(2A) The operations specified must not be constructed (including any foundations) so as to involve the felling, lopping or limbing of any tree (other than a tree referred to in section 3(3) of the Tree Preservation Act 1993).

(b) the highest point of the charging unit must not exceed 1.6 metres from the level of the surface used for the parking of vehicles;

(c) no part of the charging unit may be nearer to any highway which bounds the curtilage of the dwellinghouse than the nearer of —

(i) that part of the dwellinghouse nearest to that highway; or

(ii) 20 metres;

(d) no part of the charging unit may be within 2 metres of a highway; and

(e) the installation of the charging unit must not result in more than one upstand being provided for each parking space.