DC Casebook: Householder development - Granny annexe approved in rural setting

The replacement of outbuildings at a south Wales farm to provide accommodation for the appellants' elderly relatives has been approved following a ruling that it would have very little impact on a special landscape area.

The proposed granny annexe would lie around 5m from the main farmhouse. While it would be fairly large, the inspector accepted that it would have a similar footprint to the existing buildings and remain subservient in scale to the main property. He agreed that it could feasibly be turned into a separate dwelling, but pointed out that any subsequent change of use would require planning permission. In allowing the development, he imposed a condition restricting occupation to ancillary accommodation to the main farmhouse.

DCS Number 100-058-326

Inspector Gareth Rennie; Hearing.

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