The "GPDO Part 14 Classes A and B - LDC Appeal Decisions" document has been updated to include 1 additional appeal decision relating to solar panels on domestic premises, for which the conclusions are as follows:
October 2023 - Code P14CAB-014 (appeal allowed):
- This appeal decision provides an example of where the Inspector (specifically) concluded that A.1(c) does not prevent solar panels on a roof slope.
[Quote: “The appellant contends that the GPDO refers to the installation of the equipment on a wall, rather than a roof as is proposed in this case. It is the Council’s contention that the proposed development would fall within the description of development not permitted by paragraph A.1(c) above, “as the application site would fall within a Conservation Area and the proposed solar panels would be installed on the front roof slope which fronts a highway [...].” However, the position taken by the Council is fundamentally flawed. The Council, in its statement of case, substitutes the term roof slope into its reasoning, whereas the wording of paragraph A.1(c) specifically refers to wall. In my view, the terms wall and roof slope are distinct and separate, and the use of wall within paragraph A.1(c) can not be taken to include the roof slope. In coming to this view, I am particularly mindful of paragraph A.1(a) of Class A, Part 14, which specifically refers to both wall and roof slope, indicating that they are to be considered separately. Paragraph A.1(c) does not refer to both, but rather refers solely to a wall. As such, the installation of microgeneration solar PV equipment within a Conservation Area, on a roof slope fronting a highway is not prevented from being permitted development by paragraph A.1(c).”].
- To view the conclusions, summaries, and decision notices for any of the above appeals, please view the "GPDO Part 14 Classes A and B - 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.