An inspector has issued a certificate of lawfulness for ‘the construction of walls, pillars and gates as means of enclosure’ in leafy Surrey after considering the appeal in the context of relevant case law (DCS Number 400-035-334).
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An inspector has upheld an enforcement notice directed at the deposit of builders’ and civil engineers’ waste materials on a field in Derbyshire (DCS Number 400-035-332), despite the appellant’s rather ingenious defence that the materials were not, in fact, waste.
An inspector has quashed an enforcement notice directed at the change of use of a motor vehicle repair garage in a village near Barnsley to a mixed use of motor vehicle repair (B2 General Industrial) and a sui generis use for the undertaking of horsebox conversions, after considering the baseline position of the authorised use (DCS Number 400-035-240).
An inspector has decided that a lawful start has been made on a development granted planning permission in 2004, though not for the reason claimed by the appellant (DCS Number 400-035-184).
An inspector has issued a certificate of lawfulness for conversion of a dwelling in Liverpool to a student HMO notwithstanding the council’s argument that occupation did not occur until after an Article 4 Direction revoking permitted development rights for such conversions was in place (DCS Number 400-035-061).
In denying prior approval for a proposed six-metre rear extension to a terrace house in north London an inspector has ruled that we must accept the foibles of the GPDO (DCS Number 400-034-877).
An inspector has declined to issue a lawful development certificate for two air conditioning units at a house in Bedfordshire after deciding that they materially affected the external appearance of the building (DCS Number 400-035-038).
The owner of a listed building in a Devon coastal village has had a proposed parking area in front of his house turned down at appeal (DCS Number 400-034-570). The appellant explained that ‘we wish to facilitate an electrical vehicle charging point and associated off road parking for the property to meet the imminent needs of changing legislation for future car design’.