Drawings of extension by Rob Parish

Brief: We provided full planning consultancy support on the erection of a large side and rear extension in the Metropolitan Green Belt, to provide much needed granny annexe accommodation. Challenges: Our client came to us needing help to secure extra … Continued

Annexe accommodation

An effective planning strategy ensured we were able to help our client secure permission for an architect designed annexe at appeal. The original planning application: The applicant had submitted a previous application for a large scale annexe to provide ancillary … Continued

Dunk

One of our recent granny annexe applications was of particular interest as it fell within an area identified as being a Flood Risk Zone 3 (high risk). The scheme essentially sought to demolish an existing outbuilding and erect annexe accommodation … Continued

AnnexeHarrow

We recently secured planning permission for the conversion of, and extension to, an existing garage to create annexe accommodation. We were called in to assist with the scheme after a similar application had been previously refused by Harrow Council. The … Continued

HarrisonJamesgardenroom

Our recent approval for a retrospective planning application for the development of a garden studio to the rear of a dwelling near Horsham, raised an interesting point about permitted development right exceptions and conditions. Exceptions to permitted development rights: The … Continued

Studioia

We have secured planning approval for an architect designed, single storey detached annexe which will provide ancillary accommodation for a dwelling in Brockley, South East London. The site: Although the property benefits from a large garden to the rear with … Continued

Richmond annexe

We recently secured planning approval for ancillary granny annexe accommodation via a written representation appeal against the Royal Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The application had been refused due to the perceived impact of the proposed development on the character … Continued

gymtoannexe

Our recent appeal win against Wycombe District Council raised a common question; whether the proposed annexe accommodation constituted a separate residential unit or ancillary use. Gym to annexe: The original application sought retrospective planning approval for the retention of a … Continued

ancillary vs independent

Our recent planning appeal win for the erection of a granny annexe in the London Borough of Enfield, underlined one of the challenges to applications for ancillary accommodation; whether the proposal is perceived to constitute a separate unit of residential … Continued

Annexe

This week our planning application approval for a granny annexe in Sudbury feels particularly pertinent in light of a recent report, which suggests that current trajectories for specialist housing for retired individuals is set to fall short by approximately 160,000 homes … Continued