This appeal is for a full planning application against the London Borough of Brent. The application was for an application to convert a detached double garage into ancillary residential accommodation and was refused by the London Borough of Brent for the following reasons;
The outbuilding for residential accommodation is country to Brents development plan policy BMP18 of Brents Development Management Policies 2016 and could not be secured as ancillary accommodation due to the positioning of the outbuilding and the provision of a separate gated entrance making it capable of being independently accessed from the highway.
The outbuilding is considered to provide an unacceptably poor standard of residential accommodation, due to the lack of satisfactory outlook, privacy and amenity space for residents, contry to policies DMP1 and DMP19 of Brent’s Development Management Policies 2016.
The application does not make adequate provision for parking to serve the proposed residential unit and the host dwelling, or for cycle store and refuse storage for the proposed unit, or frontage soft landscaping and is therefore unacceptable in transport terms, contry to Policy DMP12 of Brents Development Management policies 2016, London Plan 2016 Policy 6.9 and Brents Waste Planning Guidance 2015.
The appeal document for this case was a 26 pages document providing a robust and comprehensive argument detailing policies in favour and why the refusal was not justified.
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Planning Appeal Change of Use Garage to Annex in the London Borough of Brent Case Study