“GPDO Part 1 (All Classes) – LDC Appeal Decisions” – 3 additional appeal decisions (total = 1,479) …

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:

January 2022 - Code a01373 (appeal allowed):

  • The phrase “the curtilage of [a / the] dwellinghouse” refers to the curtilage as it exists (immediately) prior-to-works. [Note: In other words, “curtilage” means “existing” curtilage].
    [Quote: “Notwithstanding the above, it is necessary to establish whether the land upon which the garage would be sited would have been considered to be within the curtilage of the dwellinghouse on the date of the application, that is 7 April 2021. It is not necessary to establish a date on which the curtilage of the dwelling was first established.”].
  • This appeal decision provides an example of where it was concluded that a particular piece of land is within the “curtilage” of the property.
    [Note: The land is approx 7m-20m from the main house (and was previously separated from the main house by a hedge and a fence)].
  • A house that’s become lawful through the passage of time (i.e. the 4 or 10 year rule) does benefit from Part 1 of the GPDO. (*)
    [Note: This appeal decision implies (rather than states) this conclusion].

December 2021 - Code a01372 (appeal allowed):

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December 2021 - Code a01371 (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.