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 (2 "LDC Appeals" and 0 "Enforcement Appeals"), for which the conclusions are as follows:
October 2014 - Code a00499 (appeal allowed):
- Where a property has a secondary roof that’s slightly lower than the main roof, then an extension on top of this secondary roof should be assessed against Class B (i.e. rather than Class A). (*)
- For the purposes of the 01/10/2008-05/04/2014 version of B.2(b), where a property has an original rear projection with a flat roof, which is at a (slightly) lower level than the eaves of the main rear roof, then B.2(b) would allow a roof extension that extends from the main rear roof onto the flat roof of the original rear projection. [Note: The roof extension, for the whole of its width, would extend across the line of the original rear eaves]. (*)
- The phrase “the highest part of the … roof” relates to the property as a whole (i.e. not only to the part of the property that’s being altered or enlarged). (*)
- For example, where a property has a secondary roof that’s lower than the main roof, then an extension on top of this secondary roof can be higher than the highest part of this secondary roof (i.e. so long as the extension is not higher than the highest part of the main roof). (*)
- This appeal decision provides an example of where it was concluded that works to the roof of a property would fall within the scope of Class B, without the Inspector referring to the issue of whether or not the works would exceed what would constitute “the enlargement of a dwellinghouse consisting of an addition or alteration to its roof”. (*)
October 2014 - Code a00498 (appeal dismissed):
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- 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.