Planning Portal

Home owners: Fuel storage

Oil or liquefied petroleum gas container

Planning permission is not required provided that:
1. The container is for domestic purposes.
2. The container has a maximum capacity of 3,500 litres.
3. No part of the container is more than 3 metres above ground level.
4. No part of the container is on land in front of the principal or side elevation of the original house that faces a road.
5. The container is no closer than 2 metres from a rear property boundary with a road.
6. If you live in a house within a conservation area no part of the container is on land between the principal or side elevation of the house and its boundary.

Containers for storing solid biomass fuel

Planning permission is not required provided that:
1. An above ground container does not exceed 6,500 litres in capacity and more than 3 metres above ground level in height.
2. No part of the container is closer to a road than the part of the house nearest the road.
3. If you live in a house within a site of archaeological interest or an area of special scientific interest the container is not below ground.
If you live in a house which is a listed building, it is likely that you will need Listed Building Consent for any building operations. If the development is within the curtilage of a listed building you may need to submit a planning application for the work unless listed building consent has already been granted. Your local planning office will be able to advise you.
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