Putting up decking, or other raised platforms, in your garden is permitted development, not needing an application for planning permission, providing:
- the decking is no more than 30cm above the ground
- together with other extensions, outbuildings etc, the decking or platforms cover no more than 50 per cent of the garden area.
Please note: the permitted development allowances described here apply to houses not flats, maisonettes or other buildings. View guidance on flats and maisonettes here.
Disclaimer - Wales
This is an introductory guide and is not a definitive source of legal information. This guidance relates to the planning regime for Wales. Policy in England may differ. If in doubt contact your Local Planning Authority.