“Part 14 of the GPDO – Appeal Decision Summaries” – 3 additional appeal decisions (total = 8) …

The Part 14 Classes A and B of the GPDO - Appeal Decisions document has been updated to include 3 additional appeal decisions relating to solar panels (0 "LDC Appeals" and 3 "Enforcement Appeals"), for which the conclusions are as follows:

August 2013 - Code P14CAB-008 (ground (c) dismissed):

  • 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-east front roof of main house would not comply with A.2(a) and A.2(b)].
  • Conditions A.2(a) and A.2(b) can require a reduction in the overall area covered by the solar panels (e.g. the size of each solar panel, their total number, etc). (*)
  • Conditions A.2(a) and A.2(b) can require a reduction in the overall energy generated by the solar panels (e.g. the efficiency of their location, their total number, etc).

February 2012 - Code P14CAB-005 (ground (c) dismissed):

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August 2011 - Code P14CAB-003 (ground (c) dismissed):

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Notes:

  • To view the conclusions, full summaries, and decision notices for any of the above appeals, please view the Part 14 Classes A and B of the GPDO - Appeal Decisions document. As a member of the Planning Jungle website, you can view the decision notices for all of the appeals within the above document 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.