Homeowner sparks debate after outright refusing to put in planning application for garden sheds

A white painted house with a stone wall in front
The council is now decided whether or not to pursue enforcement action (Image credit: Google Earth)

A homeowner has left councillors scratching their heads after outright refusing to  submit any kind of planning application for a couple of sheds and a fence he has erected on his property.

The structures, in Busby, Glasgow, were all said to be in keeping with the area during a local council debate on the matter but, despite repeat requests from the council, the owner continues to refuse to put in retrospective planning permission, leaving the council with no choice but to consider enforcement action out of principle.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.