“Part 1 of the GPDO – GENERAL Appeal Decisions” – 2 additional appeal decisions (total = 826) …

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, for which the conclusions are as follows:

July 2016 - Code a00720 (appeal allowed):

  • Where a property has eaves at different levels, the “height of the eaves of the existing dwellinghouse” referred to in A.1(d) is the highest eaves level. (*)
  • This appeal decision provides an example of where a structure consists of a vertical wall, above which is a steep pitch, above which is a shallow pitch (i.e. a mansard type design), and the Inspector concluded that the term “eaves” does apply to the edge between the vertical wall and the steep pitch.
    [Note: Steep pitch is approx 80 degrees, shallow pitch is approx 45 degrees].
  • This appeal decision provides an example of where a structure consists of a vertical wall, above which is a steep pitch, above which is a shallow pitch (i.e. a mansard type design), and the Inspector concluded that the term “eaves” does apply to the edge between the steep pitch and the shallow pitch.
    [Note: Steep pitch is approx 80 degrees, shallow pitch is approx 45 degrees].
  • Class A does allow an extension with a roof that would join onto the roof of the main house. (*)
  • This appeal decision provides an example of where it was concluded that a Class A extension with a roof that would join onto the roof of the main house should also be assessed against Class B, albeit as well as Class C (without applying the 15cm projection limit of C.1(b)). (*)
    [Note: Roof of extension does not contain a habitable room, albeit that the first floor level of the extension is at the same level as the lower part of the cat-slide roof of the main house].
  • This appeal decision provides an example of where it was concluded that a particular roof extension would constitute “an enlargement which joins the original roof to the roof of a rear or side extension” for the purposes of B.2(b).
    [Note: Roof of proposed two-storey rear extension would join onto the roof of the main house].

July 2016 - Code a00719 (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 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.