“Part 1 of the GPDO – GENERAL Appeal Decisions” – 4 additional appeal decisions (total = 985) …

The Part 1 of the GPDO - GENERAL Appeal Decisions document has been updated to include 4 additional appeal decisions relating to householder permitted development legislation, for which the conclusions are as follows:

October 2017 - Code a00879 (appeal dismissed):

  • Where a proposed extension (under Class A) would be separated from another proposed extension (under Class A) by a relatively small gap, then this appeal decision provides an example of where it was concluded that the phrase “the enlarged part of the dwellinghouse” applies to the combined structure. [Note: In other words, the combined structure should be assessed against those limitations and conditions of Class A that apply to “the enlarged part of the dwellinghouse”]. (*)
    [Note: The gap is approx 0.25m].
  • For a property with a rectangular footprint, this appeal decision provides an example of where it was concluded that a relatively small gap between two extensions would not be sufficient for the combination of A.1(j) and A.1(f)/A.1(g)/A.1(h) to allow an “l”-shaped extension that covers the original side wall and then projects directly rearward up to 3m/4m/6m/8m beyond the line of the original rear wall, plus another separate “–“-shaped extension that covers the original rear wall. (*)
    [Note: The gap is approx 0.25m].

October 2017 - Code a00878 (appeal allowed):

  • This appeal decision provides an example of where the works have the appearance of a Class A extension that joins onto a Class B extension, and the Inspector concluded that the works should be assessed against Classes A and B.
    [Note: The roof of the proposed single storey side extension would join onto the face of the new gable end on the side elevation, and the roof of the proposed single storey rear extension would join onto the face of the new gable end on the rear elevation].
  • This appeal decision provides an example of where it was concluded that particular works do fall within the scope of Class B, on the basis that the works do not exceed what constitutes “the enlargement of a dwellinghouse consisting of an addition or alteration to its roof”. (*)
    [Note: The works include 2 x hip-to-gable roof extensions].
    [Quote: “I do not agree with the logic of the roof argument. Class B clearly allows for a hip to gable enlargement which in this case would take place on two sides of the roof, but with the front facing roof plane sloping back as in the original house, so there is no conflict with any of the provisos of Class B. The rooms contained within the enlarged roof space would all be within the envelope of the original house. I consider the alterations to the original roof of the dwelling would all fall within Class B and so are permitted development.”].
  • Where a proposed Class A extension would be attached to a proposed Class B extension, then the phrase “the enlarged part of the dwellinghouse” applies to only the proposed Class A extension. [Note: In other words, only the proposed Class A extension should be assessed against those limitations and conditions of Class A that apply to “the enlarged part of the dwellinghouse”]. (*)
    [Note: The roof of the proposed single storey side extension would join onto the face of the new gable end on the side elevation, and the roof of the proposed single storey rear extension would join onto the face of the new gable end on the rear elevation].
  • This appeal decision provides an example of where it was concluded that a particular roof extension does constitute a “hip-to-gable enlargement” for the purposes of B.2(b). (*)
    [Note: This appeal decision implies (rather than states) this conclusion].
    [Note: The resulting roof is 2 x gable ends, except that one of them would have an area of flat roof on top].

October 2017 - Code a00877 (appeal dismissed):

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October 2017 - Code a00876 (appeal allowed):

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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.