BCP Council (former Poole Borough): Pure Town Planning recently secured planning permission for the erection of a granny annexe in the rear garden of a house on Berkley Avenue in Poole. This will provide additional accommodation for the grandparents to introduce their own space with a kitchenette, living area and bedroom, while also being close to their family to provide care and support to the main dwelling.

The Planning Statement which accompanied the application evidenced planning history within Poole which identified annexes that introduced a kitchen, lounge, bathroom and bedroom, as the client wanted to ensure their parents had the ability to live independently. This well justified argument was supported by the planning officer who advised that the annexe would have a functional connection with the main dwelling and would meet all the criteria to be classified as an annexe within the Poole Local Plan.

The site is located within 400 metres of the heathland so it was crucial that the council accepted the principle of an annexe as new independent residential dwellings are not permitted in this location. At the site appraisal stage this was noticed and the advice given to the client who took this constraint into account. Our client is delighted with the outcome and is looking forward providing an independent space for their grandparents.

If you are looking at options for additional family members to live on your land, why not contact Pure Town Planning for advice?