Outbuilding conversion Q & A DCP Section 10.2
This section is concerned with the conversion of buildings within residential curtilages into self-contained accommodation. This may result in either the creation of a new flat/house (a new separate planning unit) or a building incidental to the main dwellinghouse (a granny annex). Normally proposals concern buildings such as stables, coach houses or other buildings associated with large houses but can include house extensions or garages. The issues raised as a result of the creation of a granny annex through a new building have been grouped here for convenience. New build dwellings in the curtilage of an urban dwelling where there is no connection to the main house can be found at (8.1) whilst in rural areas such dwellings are at (9.2). Cases involving the conversion of private garages at existing dwellings where only an extra living room or bedroom is created, instead of all the facilities associated with a self-contained unit, can be found at (10.4). The conversion of farm buildings/barns into dwellings is found at (10.1). The conversion of outbuildings to agricultural dwellings can be found at (9.3).