“GPDO Part 1 (All Classes) – LDC Appeal Decisions” – 3 additional appeal decisions (total = 1,090) …

The "GPDO Part 1 (All Classes) - LDC Appeal Decisions" document has been updated to include 3 additional appeal decisions relating to householder permitted development legislation, for which the conclusions are as follows:

October 2018 - Code a00984 (appeal dismissed):

  • The determination of “the principal elevation of the original dwellinghouse” should be based on the property as it existed on 01/07/1948 or, if built after that date, as so built. (*)
    [Quote: “Thus, whilst I have had regard to the previous decision, I am not bound by it, particularly in circumstances where the evidence before me is different to that which may have been placed before the previous Inspector. In that regard, I note that the Council has submitted plans of the original layout of the property as part of the current appeal and it is not clear if those plans were before the previous Inspector. Those plans are important because the question to be answered in relation to paragraph E.1(c) is what was the principal elevation of the ‘original dwellinghouse’. ‘Original’ is defined by the GPDO as being the state of a building as it stood on 01 July 1948 or, if constructed after that date, as it was built.”].
  • This appeal decision provides an example of the types of factors that should be taken into consideration when determining which elevation is “the principal elevation”.
  • Where a property has different elevations that front different highways, then “the principal elevation” is not necessarily the elevation that fronts the highway corresponding to the postal address of the property.

October 2018 - Code a00983 (appeal allowed):

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October 2018 - Code a00982 (appeal dismissed):

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  • To view the conclusions, summaries, and decision notices for any of the above appeals, please view the "GPDO Part 1 (All Classes) - LDC Appeal Decisions" document. As a member of the Planning Jungle website, you can view the decision notices for all of the appeals on the website 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.