Asked by: Valerie Hanswenzl
asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th May, 2020

Do you need planning permission for a swimming pool enclosure?

Outdoor swimming pools do not generally require planning permission unless you are in an area of outstanding natural beauty, green belt, listed building or a conservation area. Indoor swimming pools will be subject to planning and building control applications. This includes new builds and change of use etc.

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Moreover, do you need council approval for a swimming pool?

Unlike permanent in ground or above ground swimming pools, some portable swimming pools and spas do not always need Council Development approval. A child-resistant barrier must also be constructed or installed in accordance with the requirements of the Swimming Pools Act 1992.

Subsequently, question is, do you need plans for a swimming pool? The short answer is, absolutely! Plans are needed to build a swimming pool because whenever the nature of the work involved excavation of land, plumbing, draining and electricity supply, the Local authority has to be informed. There's no getting around it, so whatever you do, do it legally.

Moreover, do you need planning permission for a pool UK?

A private open air swimming pool in the back garden of a domestic property in the UK does not usually require planning permission unless the property is listed, sited in a conservation area or area of outstanding natural beauty or the pool is to have a permanent enclosure, where planning may be required.

Can you build underground without planning permission?

If your home already has an underground space that is suitable for conversion from storage (or similar) to a habitable function, planning permission is not normally required as such a change is merely seen as re-purposing.

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