Climbing Frames and Play Structures – is planning permission needed ?
As a retailer of climbing frames and other play structures to the UK market I sometimes get asked if planning permission is needed for putting a play structure in the garden.
The answer to this is generally no. In fact, I have yet to come across anyone who has bought a play structure from my web sites and has needed planning permission. These are regarded as temporary structures and there is normally no problem.
However, if you live in a part of the country which is a conservation area, or there are covenants or restrictions in your lease or deeds then these may affect whether you can put up your play structure.
This sort of thing is rare and only you will know if you are affected by anything like this. If you are in any doubt then a quick word with your local planning department should clear up any worries.
Generally, as long as your play structure is going in your back garden, and not inconveniencing your neighbours in any way then there should be no problems.
Obviously, dont even think about putting your play structure in your front garden, as you will...