The pods, or generally any garden building, falls under the permitted development rights in Scotland, meaning you don’t require planning consent for installing one, there are restrictions however, for instance:

  • The pod cannot be fitted against the existing house, it needs to be at least 1 metre away from the house
  • The pod needs to be 1 metre away from the boundary fence (due to the height of the structure)
  • If you live within a conservation area, you need planning consent regardless
  • If you install drainage services for say a sink or toilet, you will need planning permission or a building warrant regardless.

If your pod needs permission, we will advise you of this and will guide you through this process.