Tennis Court Planning

Do you ned planning consent for tennis courts?

In most cases planning will not be required for a new tennis court in the gardens behind a private dwelling. Tennis courts are specifically mentioned in, and come under the general rules for outbuildings, which state that an enclosure below a 3m height will not require planning consent.

Please Note
In general there are six main reasons why a new tennis court will need a full planning application.

* Permitted development rights have been removed.
* The proposed design is in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
* The property is a listed building.
* The design of the court would require very extensive excavation works.
* The court would take up more than 50% of the garden.
* The court is to be built outside of the garden.

To find out more about planning issues, visit the planning portal, a government planning advice website.

Click here for The Planning Portal

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