Building articulation simply refers to the front of the building line setback, within which building elements are permitted. This is particularly important if your granny flat was to be built alongside the principal dwelling i.e. face the primary road.

Requirements

  • there should be allowance for a building articulation zone
  • the building articulation should be measured as 1.5 metres to the minimum front setback of the building.
  • If your granny flat development is to face the primary road then either the principal dwelling (if existing) or the granny flat are required to have a front door and a window to a habitable room in the building wall that faces a primary road.
  • If your granny flat development is to the parallel road then either the principal dwelling (if existing) or the granny flat are required to have a front door and a window to a habitable room in the building wall that faces a parallel road.
  • If your granny flat development is on a corner lot then it must have a window to a habitable room of at least 1 square metre and be visible from the secondary road.

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The next section is called Granny Flats – Corner Blocks