East Lothian house owner’s ‘hidden’ backyard shed falls foul of planners


A house owner who moved her backyard shed from the again of her house to the entrance has been ordered to use for planning permission although it’s hidden from view by a hedge.

Fiona Lumsden moved the shed from the again backyard of her house on Gullane Main Street, East Lothian, in preparation for a rear extension.

However planners have mentioned the shed, which lies behind a 6ft excessive hedge and can’t be seen from the road, wants approval as a result of it’s now within the entrance backyard.

A retrospective planning utility for the shed exhibits that it has been positioned behind the hedge, which towers over it and makes it invisible from the road.

Mrs Lumsden, an architect, mentioned in her utility that she moved the backyard shed as she is getting ready to construct an extension to the rear of the home, which didn’t require planning permission and was issued a Certificate of lawfulness by the council final yr.

Last yr East Lothian planners ordered residents in Gullane who constructed a small shed to deal with wheelchairs and bikes of their again backyard to use for retrospective planning permission.

The small shed, in a communal backyard, had been put in to take away the outside gear from a communal stairwell. Planning permission was later granted.

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