I provide planning services to a lower density (one du/ac) town. We are seeing an increased number of building permits for guesthouses/in-laws quarters that quite obviously will be converted to complete single family dwellings. The difference between the guesthouse and primary residence is that the guesthouse is not allowed to have a stove (full kitchen). The Town Council is concerned that future conversions will ultimately result in a doubling of density, yet they are reluctant to restrict further the kitchen amenities.
Has anyone had experience with this issue and formulated a successful method for addressing it?