Before you begin your planning, we recommend reading our practical advice on home improvements.
Residential annexes (or granny annexes) are developments that allow relatives to live with their family independently.
Planning permission is needed:
You may also need permission under building regulations legislation.
Permission is not typically needed when you want to convert a residential out building, such as a shed or garage, within the property boundary, when there will be no kitchen or cooking facilities
Planning applications for residential annexes must comply with the following North Somerset Council policies:
When sending us your application for an annex, you must include a statement to show:
Before building your annex, we recommend you employ an accredited agent and use our pre-application advice service to ensure you have the correct permissions.