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


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


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


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


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


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


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