Hi, I have a farm (Ridge Farm) which originally had an annex but has never been subdivided and a barn which we've had planning for ancillary accommodation for Ridge Farm.
We have moved out of the farm as retirees and moved into another barn in the farmyard which has planning as a separate dwelling.
Our intention was to let Ridge Farm and its two annexes to give us an income in retirement but it now seems that we will not be able to sub divide the farm as planning would be unlikely to allow it.
So, the question is: Could I let the annexes to my two daughters and they then sub-let the properties ( they are both home owners in their own right) or, is there a way that planning would allow us to let the properties as separate units without creating separate dwellings?
We have no intention of splitting the farm for sale at anytime and would be happy to limited to a Shorthold tenancy agreement.
The Farm splits into-
Ridge Farm 4 bedrooms -
annex 1 existing 2 Bedrooms and nursery large living room 3 bathroom and kitchen
annex 2 (with planning as ancillary accommodation) very large living room, snug, 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms kitchen diner, laundry area, roof terrace.
Valuation office have assessed the property as Band E, Band C and band E.
All have private outside space and parking. We are not in the Peak Park and are close to a railway station. Approached via a single track road.
Happy to send plans to clarify.
I have tried speaking to my local borough council and I am getting conflicting advice. I am awaiting a call from planning.