The "GPDO Part 14 Classes A and B - LDC Appeal Decisions" document has been updated to include 1 additional appeal decision relating to solar panels (1 "LDC Appeal" and 0 "Enforcement Appeals"), for which the conclusions are as follows:
July 2012 - Code P14CAB-006 (appeal allowed):
- This appeal decision provides an example of how to assess solar panels against conditions A.2(a) and A.2(b), which require that such equipment is, so far as practicable, sited so as to minimise its effect on “(a) … the external appearance of the building” and “(b) … the amenity of the area”.
[Conclusion: Solar panels on south-west front roof of detached garage would comply with A.2(a) and A.2(b)].
- In particular, it was concluded that certain alternative locations would not be “practicable”.
[Conclusion: North-east rear roof of detached garage would not be “practicable” because insufficient light].
[Conclusion: Rear garden of property would not be “practicable” because insufficient light].
- In particular, it was concluded that certain alternative locations would have a greater (visual) effect.
[Conclusion: Front roof of main house would have a greater (visual) effect than front roof of detached garage].
- To view the conclusions, summaries, and decision notices for any of the above appeals, please view the "GPDO Part 14 Classes A and B - LDC Appeal Decisions" document. As a member of the Planning Jungle website, you can view the decision notices for all of the appeals on the website for no extra cost.
- Any of the above conclusions marked with a "(*)" contradict other appeal decisions. The "Reference Section" within the above document indicates how many appeals have supported and contradicted each particular conclusion.