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Updated on 7th February 2017 in Planning Permission
3 on 21st June 2015

I have a property with two dwellings on. I was given permission 5 years ago to build a workshop with ancillary accommodation on the first floor, the application was given on the understanding that the accommodation was to be used solely by the owners of the main property. The building measures 180sq ft. I have asked the local council for approval to be able to create two separate entities. The council however have refused to allow this (informally) My question is this. If I decided to sell off the house and retain the property that I built what in effect could the council do, after all the house will have been sold.

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0 on 21st June 2015

The building is 1800 sq ft and not the 180 sq ft as previously stated.

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0 on 8th October 2015

Do you have a signed legal agreement (S106) that ties the workshop to the house? This is likely and therefore would need to be removed or altered to allow the house to be sold on and the workshop remain ‘freestanding’.

Their concern is probably that, depending on your location, that an application to separate both entities will create a free-standing dwelling in an inappropriate location perhaps (i.e. open-countryside or Greenbelt).

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0 on 7th February 2017

Hello Steve,

To understand your question more I would need to know the location as it is not possible to determine the feasibility without knowing the address of the property. Was the original granted permission in writing or a signed legal agreement? If so this would need to be removed or altered to allow what you are proposing. I would be more than happy to advise further if you contact me directly at alext@drawingandplanning.com.

Kind Regards,

Alex T

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