Planning Permission for a Garden Room

The complete information on planning permission for garden rooms available during a site survey when we can discuss the issues in details.
Based on irish planning regulations in most cases ecos garden room will not require planning permission because it is usually falls into the category of class 3 exempted development (s.i. no.600/2001).
Construction of a garden room to the rear of the house does not require planning permission if: 
• the area of garden room does  not exceed 25 square metres;
• the garden room is not reducing the amount of private open space to the rear or to the side of the house to less than 25 square meters;
• there are also some height restrictions for garden rooms.
It is important to note that in some situations a ecos garden room may be exempted as a building, but the use may require planning permission. You will most likely require planning permission if you want to use garden room in the way that it will have an impact on neighbours or the local community. For example, planning permission is required, if you are intend to use an ecos garden room as a commercial office with staff.

The above information on planning permissions for ecos garden room is provided for guidance purposes only. Following the links provided below you could learn more about planning permission requirements.

 S.I. No. 600/2001 - Planning and development regulations, 2001 — full details on the irish planning regulations.
 Doing work around the house - the planning issues — a summary of when planning permission is required.
 A guide to planning permission —  how to apply for planning permission.
 Making a planning application —  how to make a planning application.

 If you have any doubts or queries on any planning aspect you should contact your local planning authority.