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  • Would building a new swimming pool need planning permission?

    Swimming Pool Specialists

    Hi all
    I am looking into getting a new outdoor swimming pool installed in my garden soon – it will be a reasonable distance away from the house and be well within my boundaries.
    Will I need planning permission for this?
    Will I need to meet any other regulations/permissions?
    Any info would be appreciated!

    Asked by Elly on 4th Mar 2019
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    Deep Dive Pools Ltd

    "Hi
    Broadly speaking an outdoor swimming pool will not require any planning permissions (unless you live in a conservation area, national park, etc). Outdoor swimming pools tend to be simpler to plan in that regard.
    There may be some exceptions where you have any built construct over the pool or notably large house pumps – which would likely require planning permission.
    Even though you may not need planning permission, your pool will need to be in line with building regulations, however.
    Specifically, Part L (Conservation of fuel and power) which will cover issues related to the pool being built safely and correctly.
    You can read the document here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/conservation-of-fuel-and-power-approved-document-l
    I hope this clears this up for you! "

    Answered on 4th Mar 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report

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