Extending without planning permission

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Peak District residents attempting to extend their homes can become locked in an arduous, protracted battle due to the National Park’s stringent planning regulations. However, some of its more enterprising householders have discovered a novel way of avoiding the red tape completely. An option that allows their longed for space to arrive ready for immediate use with no stress, no mess and no need for planning permission; they have discovered the shepherd’s hut.

Originally designed to provide shepherds with a mobile shelter when living with their flock, these once forgotten huts are enjoying a revival due to their immense charm, versatility and traditional good looks.

Josephine of White Peak Shepherd Huts says, “Shepherd huts make a lot of sense in the Peak as they generally don’t need planning permission and they fit perfectly into its farming landscape. Every hut we build is designed individually to give our clients exactly what they want which can be anything from a study to a craft room, teenage hangout, occasional bedroom or even a sauna; the list is endless really. And unlike an extension, you can take your hut with you if you move!”

As mobile buildings, Shepherd huts don’t usually need planning permission providing they aren’t used as living accommodation. For more information on this topic or shepherd’s huts generally contact Glenn or Josephine from White Peak Shepherd Huts.

Hungry sheep nibbling the steps of a shepherd's hut