NAPC has recently gained planning permission for a 91sqm annexe in Burnham-On-Crouch, Maldon.
The applicant required an annexe for her elderly parents who were dealing with ongoing health problems.
The applicant requested the annexe be large enough to home two bedrooms, both with en-suite wet rooms, and allow for open plan living for free movement of a wheelchair.
Councils usually dislike annexes with more than one bedroom, however, NAPC provided doctors’ letters and medical evidence to highlight the requirement for an additional bedroom. This would allow the best possible care for the applicant’s parents.
Alongside the medical letters, NAPC provided an in-depth planning statement outlining that despite numerous facilities enabling independent use, this is not what it would be used for and the annexe can be considered ancillary to the main dwelling.
Following further discussion with the case officer early on in the process, we established why the annexe was required, plus the need for space. NAPC discussed the use of conditions to ensure the annexe would remain ancillary both now and in the future.
Approval was granted with no heavy conditions meaning the applicant could provide the required care for their family members.
The planning manager for this case, Oliver Wright received this comment from the applicant.
“Thank you so much Oliver for all your work. It’s such a relief we have had a dance around the front room. Will be having a celebratory drink tonight”.
Comments like these make our job worthwhile and means a lot to us to know we are making a difference in people’s lives.
How can NAPC help?
Here at NAPC, we understand the current climate is creating a lot of uncertainty and we would love to help in any aspect that we can.
Looking to build an annexe as a care alternative or for children to save for a deposit? Get in contact with NAPC today!