Appeal Decision 16 - Certificate of Lawful Development.
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August 2009 -
Summary of Case (appeal
The property is a two-storey
mid-terrace house. Its front elevation is staggered, such that it has three separate main front-facing roof
slopes, plus the roof over the front bay window. The application was for various works to the roof, and included
the sideways extension of the first and second main front-facing roof slopes.
The key issue was whether the proposals would be contrary to Class B, part B.1(b), which states that “development
is not permitted by Class B if … any part of the dwellinghouse would, as a result of the works, extend beyond the
plane of any existing roof slope which forms the principal elevation of the dwellinghouse and fronts a
The Inspector concluded that all four of the front-facing roof slopes “form part of the principal elevation”. He
concluded that therefore the proposals would “extend a roof slope considerably beyond another existing roof slope
in the front elevation”, contrary to Class B, part B.1(b), and would not be permitted development.
Where the front elevation of a
property is staggered, then more than one roof slope facing the same direction can form “the principal
This would appear to contradict at least one other appeal decision – for further information see the entry in
the “Reference Section” on “Principal Elevation”].
[Relevant to: “Principal Elevation”, A.1(d), B.1(b),
E.1(b), F.1, G.1(b)].
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