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Wood Decking - Garden - Permit ?

Hi, we've got a 3m by 3m part of our garden which isnt connected to anything and we'd like to put down some simple wood decking. I know I can write to the commune for their very formal answer, but before I go that far, does anyone happen to know whether this would be a permit requirement ? it's really a very small area shaded by trees, surely we don't have to go through the whole rigmarole of diagrams and drawings...

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Hi, we've got a 3m by 3m part of our garden which isnt connected to anything and we'd like to put down some simple wood decking. I know I can write to the commune for their very formal answer, but before I go that far, does anyone happen to know whether this would be a permit requirement ? it's really a very small area shaded by trees, surely we don't have to go through the whole rigmarole of diagrams and drawings...

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Will it be visible to your neighbours?
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Will it be visible to your neighbours?
yes, not really very much but if they were looking for it, they would be able to see some of it.
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Well it may be better to ask for forgiveness than for permission. You are a dumb foreigner.
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Well it may be better to ask for forgiveness than for permission. You are a dumb foreigner.
I'm not sure the "I'm a dumb foreigner" defence is advisable in any country...
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Well it may be better to ask for forgiveness than for permission. You are a dumb foreigner.
Im not quite getting it if its a joke, sorry... are you saying it is or it isnt needed ?
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No permission is required as it is not a permanent structure and can be taken down at and time (theoretically)
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Hi, we've got a 3m by 3m part of our garden which isnt connected to anything and we'd like to put down some simple wood decking. I know I can write to the commune for their very formal answer, but before I go that far, does anyone happen to know whether this would be a permit requirement ? it's really a very small area shaded by trees, surely we don't have to go through the whole rigmarole of diagrams and drawings...

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What is the surface now? Just grass? or mud, as growing grass in shade is always a challenge. We had success with shade grass. Have you looked up the building regulations? It really does vary but generally changing a surface requires a permit. The process could be as simple as you make a simple drawing, go to your direct neighbours and have them sign off. Be sure that when it rains, regardless of what new surface you put down, rain water is not going to run off onto someone else's property.

The only product you might be able to put down without anyone taking much notice are the stones which grass can grow through, sometimes used on a parking spot. In German called "rasenstein". From a distance they look green, over time.

If you have neighbours who mind their own business, you might be able to get away with doing whatever you want. However as soon as noise and machinery are involved, this will attract attention.
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Im not quite getting it if its a joke, sorry... are you saying it is or it isnt needed ?
Sorry, as mentioned above, if itís not permanent itís probably OK. But if someone complains ...

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