The answer by Sheila Prophet of course is in todays Telegraph, and they mention everyones (ok mine) favourite shed based website readersheds.co.uk
Actually, no. According to building regulations, if a shed is made of combustible material, ie wood, it must be at least two metres away from your own and any neighbouring house. It also needs to be more than a metre from any boundary and no part of it must project beyond walls which face a road.
The good news, however, is that planning permission is not normally required so long as the shed is a reasonable size, for instance it covers less than half the garden, and your husband doesn’t sleep in it! There are some basic tips on getting started among the guides at www.ourproperty.co.uk and your husband can compare notes with other dedicated sheddists at www.readersheds.co.uk.