“Part 3 Class O of the GPDO – Appeal Decisions” – 5 additional appeal decisions (total = 118) …

The Part 3 Class O of the GPDO - Appeal Decisions document has been updated to include 5 additional appeal decisions relating to office-to-residential conversions, for which the conclusions are as follows:

August 2015 - Code P3CO-118 (appeal dismissed):

  • This appeal decision was assessed against the issues specified by paragraph O.2 as follows:
    - “transport and highways impacts” = unacceptable (detailed assessment).
    - “contamination risks” = no assessment.
    - “flooding risks” = no assessment.
  • This appeal decision provides an example of where the Inspector, when considering the “transport and highways impacts of the development”, assessed the safety of occupiers of the resulting residential unit(s) and concluded that this would be unacceptable.
    [Quote: “The appellant points out that there has been a long history of occupation of the appeal building with no accidents having occurred. However, there is a significant difference between office use and residential use in that the proposed flats are likely to generate more movements on foot than would occur with office use. Furthermore the flats may be occupied by children or persons with mobility difficulties. I consider that this justifies taking a different approach to the likelihood of there being a conflict between pedestrian and vehicular traffic.”].

August 2015 - Code P3CO-117 (appeal dismissed):

  • This appeal decision was assessed against the issues specified by paragraph O.2 as follows:
    - “transport and highways impacts” = no assessment.
    - “contamination risks” = no assessment.
    - “flooding risks” = no assessment.
  • This appeal decision provides an example of where it was concluded that the building was not used as B1(a) on 29/05/2013 or (if not in use on that date) when it was last in use. [Note: In other words, the proposed development would not comply with O.1(b)].

August 2015 - Code P3CO-116 (appeal allowed):

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August 2015 - Code P3CO-115 (appeal dismissed):

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August 2015 - Code P3CO-114 (appeal 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 3 Class O 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.
  • The above document also includes 21 "Potential fallback position" appeals, which are NOT summarised (only listed).