The “All Other LDC Appeal Decisions” document has been significantly expanded …

The "All Other LDC Appeal Decisions" document on this website has been significantly expanded over the last few months, so that it now includes the following:

  • The above document now provides a list of all LDC appeal decisions since October 2008 that don't relate to Part 1 of the GPDO.  The above document currently includes 1126 appeals, and for all of these appeals members can view the decision notices for no extra cost.
  • For the approx 500 appeals since January 2012, it's now possible to search for appeals that fall within a particular PJL category (i.e. the categories assigned by Planning Jungle Limited).  For example, the above document shows that 16 appeal decisions currently fall within the category "GPDO > Part 2 Class A", all of which can be viewed within a few clicks.
  • For the approx 500 appeals since January 2012, it's now possible to search for appeals that contain a particular case law reference.  For example, the above document shows that 6 appeal decisions currently contain a reference to “Dyer v Dorset County Council (1988)”, all of which can be viewed within a few clicks.

Although the above document is more complicated to use than some of the other documents on this website, it has the widest scope of all of the documents. It's possible to use the above document to find out how Inspectors have interpreted a wide range of planning law issues, such as the following:

  • How Inspectors have interpreted words and phrases such as "building", "dwellinghouse", "Use Class A1""agriculture or forestry""materially affect the external appearance of the building", etc.
  • How Inspectors have dealt with issues such as whether the provision of care to residents falls within Use Class C2 or C3(b), whether a planning permission that was commenced many years ago can still be completed, whether working from home constitutes an ancillary use or a mixed use, whether the use of a site has been abandoned, whether the demolition of buildings causes the use of the site to be extinguished, etc.

Please note that although new appeal decisions are added to the above document on a weekly basis, a notification is not normally posted on the "Updates" page of this website and is not normally included within the next version of the "Updates by Email (weekly)".