Application Type: Planning permission
Development Description: Conversion of existing outbuilding into Granny Annex
Local Authorities/Councils: Newham London Borough Council

Fuller Long recently worked with a private client to secure planning permission for the conversion of an existing outbuilding which quite uniquely can now be utilised by their family as an annex to provide additional accommodation for their three-generation family.

The application site had a detailed and complex planning history involving planning applications, appeals and enforcement with Newham London Borough Council, which dated back to 2013. Our lead planning consultant, Clare Preece, was able to successfully utilise the previous planning applications and appeal decisions to demonstrate the proposal would not be contrary to local planning policies.

In reviewing a previous appeal decision at the site, where the Inspector commented that ‘…there is nothing objectionable to the principle of renovating the building and using it as ancillary accommodation’, Fuller Long were able to utilise this comment to the Council in our supporting planning statement.

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The Council raised no objection to this in their officer’s delegated report and were also in agreement with the supporting planning statement that the proposed use of the outbuilding would not adversely impact the amenity of neighbouring properties. In reaching their conclusion, the Council proportioned the same degree of weight to previous appeal decisions as concluded by Fuller Long.

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