“Part 1 of the GPDO – Appeal Decision Summaries” – 2 additional appeal decisions (total = 491) …

The Part 1 of the GPDO - GENERAL Appeal Decisions document has been updated to include 2 additional appeal decisions relating to householder permitted development legislation (0 "LDC Appeals" and 2 "Enforcement Appeals"), for which the conclusions are as follows:

October 2013 - Code e2013-036 (ground (c) dismissed):

  • The height of a structure should be measured from the highest part of the adjacent ground level (i.e. rather than from each part of the adjacent ground level). (*)
  • When measuring the height of a structure, “ground level” means natural ground level.
  • When measuring the height of a structure, “ground level” means the ground level that existed immediately prior-to-works. [Note: In other words, “ground level” means “existing” ground level]. (*)
  • When measuring the height of a structure, “ground level” excludes any artificial structure (e.g. patio, decking, etc) on top of the ground.
  • This appeal decision provides an example of where it was concluded that, when measuring the height of a structure, “ground level” is the level that existed after the ground was raised or lowered.

October 2013 - Code e2013-035 (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 1 of the GPDO - GENERAL 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.