Swimming Pool Planning Permission Surrey

Do I need planning permission to build a swimming pool?
Swimming Pool Planning Permission Surrey

In the UK most swimming pools can now be constructed without planning permission. The current rules relating to pool construction are the same as for outbuildings, sheds, garages, greenhouses, ponds, saunas and other similar structures that are part of the enjoyment of your home.

You will require planning permission of your pool if;
  • On the land of a listed building.
  • In an area of outstanding natural beauty or National Park.
  • Within 2m of a boundary.
  • Accompanied by any structure greater than 2.5m high.
  • The structure has a veranda, balcony or raised platform.
  • Located where more than 50% of the land around the "original house" is covered by additions or other buildings.

Desjoyaux Pools Advantages


Desjoyaux Systems

Due to the way our exclusive filtration system functions, you have no backwashing resulting no wasted pool water to dispose of. This is a major advantage when planning authorities are reviewing an application for a swimming pool.

Self Contained Filtration System

Our filtration is a self contained unit as is part of the pool structure. You have no need for any additional structure or plant room.

Our Planning Application Service

At Desjoyaux we can handle all this for you if you wish. The process usually takes about 8 weeks from submission of the planning application, plans and section drawings to receiving a formal planning decision.


When planning your pool there are a number of key issues to consider: size, depth, safety, materials, maintenance etc. At Desjoyaux we have over 50 years of experience installing swimming pools around the world so you can be confident that we can provide the right guidance and advice.

Whether you are considering an outdoor or indoor pool you will find our pipe-free swimming pools with no sand filters, back washing and wasted water will ensure the planning, design and construction process is fast and efficient and will ensure you enjoy your pool to the maximum.

If you would like to discuss any aspect further please do let us know.