“GPDO Part 14 Classes A and B – LDC Appeal Decisions” – 1 additional appeal decision (total = 16) …

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:

March 2024 - Code P14CAB-016 (appeal allowed):

  • This appeal decision provides an example of where the applicant submitted (or offered to submit) an amended drawing during the appeal process, and the Inspector did accept this amended drawing.
    [Quote: “The [Council’s] report concludes that the proposed development accords with Class A, subject to a single point of clarification, concerning Paragraph A.1.(a). This establishes that a solar PV panel on a roof slope is not permitted if it would protrude more than 0.2 metres beyond the plane of the roof slope, when measured from the perpendicular with the external surface of the roof slope. The lack of clarity on this point was, the Council states, the sole reason for the failure to determine the application within the prescribed timescale. The Council does not oppose the issuing of an LDC, subject to confirmation on the point. I wrote to the appellant asking for confirmation on this point. The reply confirms that the panels meet the 0.2m limitation, and includes photographs of the installed panels demonstrating this. I agree with the Council that all the other provisions of Class A are also met. Consequently, a certificate for the development can be issued.”].

Notes:

  • 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.