Planning consent granted for annexe

Posted By Jon Sewell-Rutter

Feb 27th, 2014

We were pleased to be able to advise our clients today that planning consent had been granted for their large annexe extension, despite the Council’s initial feedback being negative.

The scheme, a large two-storey rear extension in Theobalds Road, Burgess Hill, provides additional bedroom accommodation to the first floor, and accessible ground floor bedroom and facilities for our clients’ parents.  The approval means that they will be able to remain in their home under the care of their extended family rather than having to relocate.

Early feedback to our initial sketch schemes from Lewes District Council considered the proposal to be too large, and they saw principle of effectively creating a separate dwelling was unacceptable.  Alterations to the mix of accommodation were made prior to submission of the planning application, and a well-researched planning statement played a key part in securing the consent.