'Industrial sized garage' ordered to be removed from garden after retrospective planning permission is rejected

A large garage with metal cladding metal shutter in a garden
The 72m² garage had its retrospective planning application rejected by East Lothian Council due to it being "overbearing, intrusive and incongruous" (Image credit: East Lothian Council)

A homeowner has been told they must remove their garage due to it having a "detrimental impact" on the surrounding area.

East Lothian Council rejected retrospective planning permission for the 72m² garage, which numerous neighbours complained about with some stating the garage was of similar size to some of the houses in the area.

Joseph Mullane
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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.