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Do I Need Planning Permission to Build a Treehouse?

February 20, 2017 1:29 pm Published by

Families up and down the country are both surprised and angry to find that their local planning office can ask them to take down their treehouse or even their child’s playhouse. A series of little-known changes to planning permission brought in almost 10 years ago made it easier to make some changes to homes, but made it more difficult to build structures that might have an impact on your neighbours’ privacy – this includes treehouses or structures above a certain height which might therefore overlook the garden or offer a line of sight into your neighbour’s property that wasn’t previously available. Treehouses and All Raised Platforms Need Planning Permission All treehouses now need full planning permission – including treehouses and...