Given that the sale of new petrol and diesel cars is set to be banned from 2030 the prospects for the redevelopment of a site in rural Wiltshire might look better in a few years’ time. This appeal (DCS Number 400-033-194) related to the refusal of planning permission for the redevelopment of equestrian premises with a detached house.
Monthly Archives: November 2021
Have you ever wondered, in your quieter moments, about the defining characteristics of a porch? What is the critical difference between a porch and an extension? A recent appeal decision (DCS Number 400-033-310) clears this one up.
In determining a residential appeal in south Devon (DCS Number 400-033-313), an inspector identified one of the main issues as being the extent to which the development would respond to the challenge posed by climate change.
In Don’t mention the wall we drew attention to the difficulty inherent in planning legislation which requires us to take an original building into account, particularly if the relevant part of the original building no longer exists.
While we are on the subject of unauthorised development, people do sometimes find themselves in trouble after erecting panels, fences, or balustrades around the perimeter of flat roofs in order to use the enclosed area for sitting out. No doubt this is often done with no thought that planning permission might be required. A householder in west London, however, has succeeded in his appeal (DCS Number 400-032-983) against an enforcement notice alleging ‘the creation of the roof terrace, by virtue of the placement of potted plants to the roof edge’, the inspector concluding that it was not development.