If a barn has 'Permitted Development' (UK), I understand that structural modifications can take place (new walls, windows etc.), but can, if needed, new foundations be made?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because questions regarding “Local building codes or advice limited to your area” are specifically listed as off topic in the help center.
    – Tyson
    May 8, 2018 at 11:35
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    @Tyson - If you read the on-topic page you'll see that "National building codes (of any country)." are specifically on topic. Last I checked, the UK was a country, not a locality.
    – AndyT
    May 8, 2018 at 15:42
  • @AndyT interesting... from a little farther down on the very page that you linked is the text I copied and pasted that says it’s off topic. There seems to be some disagreement on the very page you linked. Typically tho questions about what’s allowed under a specific permit do get closed as off-topic, mainly because one inspector or dept may read the rules differently than the next, if it’s a permitting question the best answer will be obtained from the AHJ.
    – Tyson
    May 8, 2018 at 17:26
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    I think, in this case, that it's fairly unambiguous: it's a non-local building code who's rules cannot be read differently.
    – Steve Dunn
    May 9, 2018 at 5:44
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    ... and more to the point, relating to the whole existence of StackExchange, is that the question, and answer, would be helpful to future readers...
    – Steve Dunn
    May 9, 2018 at 5:45


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