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15/06/2017

Appeal: Permitted barn annex ‘highly unlikely’ to become separate home

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A barn in the grounds of a cottage in Maldon can be converted into an annex for the appellant's unwell parents, because it would be ‘highly unlikely’ to ever become a separate dwelling.

Converting it into a housing unit in its own right would require a “contrived” subdivision of the site, ruled inspector David Troy.The appeal relates to a detached barn building in the back garden of Yeoman Farm Cottage, near Mayland, in Essex. The cottage is part of a pattern of scattered, low-density houses set in large gardens, in open countryside.The proposal sought permission........
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