So planning to put in a fully self-contained Granny Flat that is built within the main building as part of my proposed knock down rebuild. The proposed position is the front left corner of the house with access to the granny from the LHS where there is a 1.5m gap to the fence, adjacent to the entrance is the front yard. Can the private open space for the granny flat be the front yard if it has a high front hedge and trellis on the fence? I spoke to a duty officer at the local chamber today who said it wouldn't be ideal... I have found the below information 1 Granny Flat is permissible per lot. Maximum floor area permissible for a Granny Flat is 60 m² Must have a 24m² courtyard space for the Granny Flat, with an area of at least 4m wide. My concern is my block has 3m of cross fall, there is going to be a split in the slab behind the back line of the granny. Dealing with steps or ramps when there is a wheelchair or walking frame involved so sticking her out the back seems crazy. I found information on a dwelling house on the HSC DCP and some other info on https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/EPIs/2017-269.pdf Is a Granny Flat in itself a Dwelling house, when it is built within the the boundaries of the primary residence? fence?