This Appendix to the existing Planning and Design Guide SPD Part E sets out additional, more detailed guidance for garage conversions where planning permission is required. The main elements within the additional guidance are:

  • Guidance on parking requirements if integral garages are converted, and this will only be routinely permitted where garages are less than 3m wide.
  • Provision of some basic design criteria around acceptable window design, positioning and size and the materials to be used.
  • Guidance on bin storage, driveways and landscaping.


Appendix A: Garage Conversion January 2015Statement of Consultation (January 2015)Link to the report to the Portfolio Holder