I have a garage at the side of my house, set back about 6 or 7 feet from the front of the house. The flat roof of the garage extends to the front of the house though (and there's an external door at the side of the house in the space between the front of the house and the garage).
I'd like to use that space to create a utility room (which means more space for bikes in the garage ) but I'm not really clear whether it would be permitted development ( - there's already the roof obviously but I expect that this doesn't count as a structure should I then close it off. My neighbour's house is in line with mine and currently makes up the one of the walls of what would be come the new room (eg one of the garage walls is my neighbour's house)
The house has already been extended a fair bit (extension at side plus conservatory, both which needed and had planning permission though some time ago).
Hopefully the pic below shows what I'd like to do - the crosshatched section with the arrow pointing to it is the bit I want to close in to form the utilty room (I am assuming that the new wall would not go quite all the way to the front of the house to avoid falling foul of rules preventing development in front of the existing house)
Anyone have any thoughts on whether this is likely to be something that would need planning permission (and if so, would it be likely to get it)? The interactive guide doesn't seem very clear on this situation.
Reading this it wouldn't fall foul of any of the requirements as I understand them.
(I know it'd need building regs approval)