Permission required for underground bunker?

June 29, 2011 by AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs in forum Planning Forum

#77 AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs, 29 June 2011, 01:21

there is an exemption from Building Regs and Planning Permission provided:

Internal Floor area no more than 30 sq metres

depth is no greater than the distance to the nearest building.

so you do not have to submit plans.

Tell your neighbours that it is a septic tank or something, otherwise they will try to break in when the bomb falls.

I expect someone will have a link to the rule, it has been here before. Try a search.

Does anyone have the REFERENCE (section ? of Town and country planning act 1990 ) to the exemption you think exists re planning permission ?

My local planning officers line is
"What you propose would be classified as an engineering operation. Unlike Building Regulations, there are no exemptions under the Planning Acts that permit nuclear shelters or similar structures to be constructed. As a result, planning permission would be required. Whether such a proposal would be likely to be granted planning permission would depend upon an assessment of its impact on the character of the surrounding area and neighbours' amenities."

#372 FluentInGoogle, 5 June 2014, 23:10

The exemption is under class 6 - small detached buildings:

#707 MeThree, 7 May 2020, 23:28

The class 6 exemption is for building regs not planning permission. Apologies for the necropost but this comes up in google search..

#714 Malayisa-Milan Blackwell , 4 June 2020, 06:47

We’re need the bunker for a astroid that’s about to hit earth.

#727 Chris Jones, 17 June 2020, 23:59

Hi, I'm wondering if I need planning permission to build an underground bunker thinking about buying small plot of land build under

#845 Justin palmer, 17 October 2020, 09:43

I have an old roc bunker. Can I extend it without Planning consent?

#846 Damian, 17 October 2020, 10:46

Underground (engineering) works will require Planning approval.

#1179 JOHN Hogan, 4 January 2022, 19:31

If I have some land in Cumbria can I built a war shelter with out permission from anyone and the government??? Kind regards MR JOHN HOGAN.

#1182 Damian, 7 January 2022, 19:16

Is the land part of a residential curtilage? If so, it ‘may’ be considered PD. Otherwise, it’ll more than likely require Planning.

#1239 Nick, 24 March 2022, 11:16

Ok, so if I bought a patch of land with a building (slightly falling down but residential) I could potentially, repair the building and add an EXTENSION underground in the 'Garden' (Roof)?

#1240 Damian, 24 March 2022, 20:20

You can do what you like… providing you comply with the Planning rules, requirements and policies.

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