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planning permission for shed/summer house

Posted by izzyandclive - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by No longer Online - 3 years ago

We have been in touch with our mayor this morning who confirmed that as we are a rural area, the shed isn't bigger than 10 sqm, can't be seen from the main road and that it isn't a permanent structure no permissions are necessary.  

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Posted by izzyandclive - 3 years ago

thanks everyone- very useful and we check with local marie

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Posted by countrydweller - 3 years ago

The only way to know for certain is to ask at your Marie

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Posted by Lynny-10034653 - 3 years ago

In addition the summer house is 3 x 4 and we live in a rural location just outside Plourac'h.

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Posted by Lynny-10034653 - 3 years ago

We have just erected a summer house and were advised by the Marie that we needed to submit a Declaration préalable. You can download it from Service-public France. Its a 13 page form but don't worry as you don't have to fill all of it in as the firm covers many other things such as building a swimming pool and chopping down trees.  There are other supporting drawings and photos which were easy to do but time consuming.  If I can do it anyone can. Once it's submitted via the Marie they will give you permission within a month if everything is ok. We had to re-submit ours as I had forgotten to put the scale on one of the documents and they needed us to confirm that the building would be 3 metres from the boundary.  You then get the permission with another form to take into the Marie once the work is complete. This is to sign the project off.

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Posted by zaphodbeeblebrox-10039523 - 3 years ago

If it has no footings and could technically be moved no permissions are needed at all.. I just put up a 12 meter polytunnel with no permissions needed ...

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Posted by HarleyRider58 - 3 years ago

My current understanding is that anything less than 20sqm, you just need to notify your Maire that you are putting one up; no permission required.

 

We, too, live in a very rural area (agricultural) and I put up a  shed.  No questions asked.

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Posted by No longer Online - 3 years ago

As I understand it, up to 5 sqm no declaration of works needed, 5 - 20 sqm a declaration of work must be made, over 20 sqm planning permission.  I am building a 6 sqm shed in my garden and I have been informed that because we live in a small rural commune no permissions are needed.  For larger villages and towns I understand that different rules apply  You are looking at 9 sqm so you may need to submit a declaration of works.  Ask at you marie.