Shelters and Awnings

Anything that is fixed into the ground to provide shelter in an outdoor area such as a jumbrella or parasol requires Planning Permission.

Awnings fixed over beer gardens to provide shelter for smokers also need planning permission.

If you want to build a more permanent smoking shelter for your staff or customers, you will also need to satisfy environmental health regulations by making sure it is not enclosed or situated so close to a wall or fence as to make it enclosed.

As one of the country’s leading regulatory solicitors, we can help you navigate this complex area of legislation and make any necessary planning applications on your behalf.


Planning Permission

Formal permission from a local authority for the erection or alteration of buildings or similar development or for the change of use of land from one designated purpose to another.