We have just had some fantastic news today from our Council (which makes a change as the kind of news you usually get from them tends to be of the 'not good' variety: ie increase in council tax, neighbours wanting to build a four storey exension in their garden etc!!). We don't need to apply for Planning Permission for our brick built outhouse, at the top of our garden. We want to make it into a kind of summer house chill out room kinda thing (where we can go to get away from it all). Work starts this April, we hope. Just have to buy a shed to put all of the crap from the outhouse in!!