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Do I need planning permission?

Decking or raised platforms

If you want to install decking or a raised platform in the garden of your house or flat, you may need planning permission. 

If your property falls into any of these categories, you will need planning permission:

  • your property is a flat, or is within a tenement or a four-in-a-block
  • your house is within a conservation area or is in a listed building and the floor area of the decking to be greater than four square metres. (To check the conservation areas within South Lanarkshire please see our conservation areas page).  
  • any part of the decking or raised platform is on front of a wall forming part of the principal elevation or side elevation where that elevation faces onto a road
  • the height of the floor level of the decking or raised platform is higher than 0.5 metres
  • the overall height of the decking or raised platform and any wall, fence, balustrade, handrail or other structure attached to it, exceeds 2.5 metres.

To apply for planning permission please contact our Planning and Building Standards office.

If your property doesn't come into any of the above categories then you do not need to apply for planning permission. 

See also: Definitions - curtilage, principal elevation and road