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Brian Sharp

Hi. Was hoping someone out there would have some answers for me.

We a site of nearly one acre which we will be seeking planning permission on in the next couple of years. Almost 40 years ago there was a small bungalow on the site and the footings still exist.

Our plan is to build a large secure shed on the original footings/concrete slabs so we can store some of our belongings in order to downsize into a smaller rented house.

Obviously a proper electrical supply would be great (especially if we get planning to build at a later date). It's situated in a country lane with overhead power. From the nearest telegraph pole to the nearest corner of the footings is approx 20M.

Does anyone have any knowledge on regulations regarding installing this power supply considering there is no dwelling our commercial use on the land?

Is there anyone on this site who could quote for the work and obtain any necessary permissions?

Thanks in advance. Brian

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ProDave

Yes you just need to get a quote from your DNO for a new connection.  It's routine stuff for them.  Hopefully there is still spare capacity in the existing overhead line and the cost will not be high, expect £1K - £2K

 

All they will want is a meter box somewhere, that does not need to be in a building, ours is just built into a section of fence on the plot boundary.

 

For self building have a look at the Buildhub forum (google it)

 

P.S Do NOT dig up the old foundations.  When applying for planning, you will need to state the present use of the land in planning terms.  Unless someone has applied for a change of use, you would be justified to put the planning use as "house site" and clearly show on the plans the footpring of the existing foundations of the old dwelling.

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Murdoch

Op you will need 3 different organisations to get you up and running

 

 1. the network provider to get a supply on to the plot 

 

2. a supply company to provide a meter

 

 3. a competent spark to connect up a fuse board and some sockets 

 

hope this helps

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UNG
2 hours ago, Brian Sharp said:

Is there anyone on this site who could quote for the work and obtain any necessary permissions?

It would help if you told us were you are located

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