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12×12 Log Cabin Kits Use On Green Belt Land
Log cabins have developed massively over the years and are now quite a popular choice for garden leisure or recreation rooms in the garden. They also are quite popular for home offices or for temporary sleeping accommodation for the odd guest that appears and one which is 12ft x 12ft is a good size to go for. If you are using it as a home office and employing somebody to work in the cabin, then you are likely to need permission.
In this instance, it’s essential to realise that approval from the local council is not expected to be forthcoming unless several safety criteria are met. Whilst log cabins can happily be situated in a domestic situation, subject to a few limitations, such as overall height, if the cabins are to be used in a commercial situation then planning and building regulations are required. And this can be a touchy subject depending on the location. I was watching a program recently about the work of planning officers and plans had been submitted for six holiday log cabins to be situated on green belt land.
There was support for this however the planning officer, who had no idea how these log cabin kits were delivered, (they come in individual log sections which are slotted together and this build-up into the completed 12×12 log cabin building) objected because the proposed site was on green belt, which is a valid point, but mainly because the large sections of the flat-pack cabins would cause damage to the established trees.
Even when it was pointed out that the wooden cabin is made in small sections and would be carried in by hand, she refused to relent and recommended refusal, and this is what happened. The locals were a little disappointed by this as they believed it would bring income into the area.
However, in another part of the country, an application for cabins to be used on green belt land caused controversy. Bolton councillors approved the building of a self build interlocking 12ft x 12ft garden cabin at Shore Lodge Farm in Egerton even though the development was on green belt land. The reason for this was for security reasons after there had been a spate of thefts and vandalism at the site.
This cabin was approved only hours after Gary Neville, the former Manchester United footballer, had been refused permission to build an eco-house on green belt land in Harwood.
Clearly, it seems that these planners are a law onto themselves in connection with issues about the green belt. The strange decisions made can make you wonder what is the green belt all about. It’s clearly a good thing to protect the countryside from urban expansion. Still, the planners do need to ‘sing from the same hymn sheet’ (what a terrible expression) when making decisions about people buying a garden insulated log cabin kit for their garden.
Finding Free Log Cabin Plans
If you’ve made the decision to build a log cabin, you now may be on the course of looking for ways in which you can save money on building your log cabin. To this end, you may be wondering where you can go to find free plans for a 12×12 log cabin in this day and age. In fact, when it comes to finding free log cabin plans at this point in time, there are a number of different resources available to you.
Through this article, you will be provided with some basic information about where you can go to find free log cabin plans in the 21st century. Your first stopping point when it comes to your search and hunt for free log cabin plans should be the Internet and World Wide Web. In looking for resources on the Net through which you can find free log cabin plans, there are three primary options available to you today:
— websites established by log cabin manufacturers
— websites dedicated specifically to providing people with free log cabin plans
— websites run by log cabin home enthusiasts
Websites Established by Log Cabin Home Manufacturers
There are a number of solid websites that have been created by various log cabin manufacturers. At these websites, you can obtain 12ft x 12ft log cabin plans as well as the kits or materials that you will need to build your weekend getaway. More often than not, when you purchase log cabin kits from one or another of these manufacturers through their websites, you will be able to obtain free log cabin plans along with your purchase.
Websites Dedicated to Free Log Cabin Plans
There are now some reliable and reputable websites that are dedicated specifically to providing people with free log cabin plans. By surfing around, you will be able to find websites that offer to you a nice selection of free log cabin plans. Chances are that you will be able to find exactly what you are looking for when it comes to free log cabin plans.
Websites Run by Log Cabin Enthusiasts
In this day and age, there are an ever growing number of men and women who are really into log cabins. To say they are log cabin enthusiasts really is an understatement. Some of these people have gone to the Net to established helpful websites through which people interested in log cabins can exchange information and this will be a great help if you wish to build a 12×12 log cabin or even larger.
These websites that have been created by log cabin enthusiasts. At these websites, you oftentimes can find a wide array of different types of log cabin plans. Once again, chances are good that you will be able to find a nice selection of free log cabin plans at these various websites, as well as other helpful first hand information about log cabins.