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cannotdecide Sat 07-Nov-09 21:23:40

In need of more space, particularly a spare bedroom as family often come to stay. Can't really afford to move as house has been valued at same as 2004 price despite us spending a fair bit to improve it - new kitchen and bathroom etc. We have a detached double garage so the obvious solution is to convert this into a guest bedroom. We live in a conservation area though and are worried that we wouldn't get planning permission - they seem to turn people down if the conversion could lead to a separate extra dwelling. Does anyone have any experience of this or suggestions? Thanks

cakeywakey Sat 07-Nov-09 21:27:19

Give your friendly local planning team a call on Monday morning for advice. If you ask to speak to conservation, they'll be able to chat it through with you smile.

It may be that you can apply for a conversion, but that the permission (if granted) will come with restrictions.

cakeywakey Sat 07-Nov-09 21:27:58

That is, restrictions so that it can't be used as a seperate dwelling. (Sorry, hit post too quickly!)

eclectech Sat 07-Nov-09 21:55:31

I have a friend in a conservation area and they were able to convert a detached outbuilding (bedrooms and bathroom) but weren't allowed to put a kitchen in, as that would have made it a detached dwelling.

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