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Garage in flood zone 3b

Mike Pope

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I want to build a residential garage in garden in front of my house and I live in flood zone 3b. 
We were given the information by our local planning that is the same as on the site:


I’ve been advised by planning that a garage might be allowed if it’s water compatible building but the guidance doesn’t seem to cover household builds?

any help gratefully received. 


Mike Pope




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As nobody is residing there, I don't see a massive impact from the flood zone. 

You will need a flood risk assessment to support your application. 

You could of course have a garage to the side or rear of the house and this would (I assume) still be in the flood zone. That would be under permitted development. 

As a result the only difference is that it is forward of the principal elevation and so requires planning. 

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