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Appeal Decision 14 - Certificate of Lawful Development.

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August 2009 - Code a00014


Summary of Case (appeal allowed): 


The property is a two-storey mid-terrace house. The application was for a single storey rear extension, which would have had a mono-pitch roof, sloping up towards the main house. This would have had height 2.82m along its rear elevation, increasing to height 3.78m where it meets the rear wall of the main house.

The Council refused the application on the basis that the height of the eaves of the proposed extension would exceed 3m. The Inspector noted that from a checklist used to assess permitted development, it would appear that the Council measured the height of the eaves as 3.78 metres.

The Inspector concluded that the height of the eaves of the proposed extension would not exceed 3m. As there is no definition of “eaves” in the Order, the Inspector took the ordinary dictionary meaning as “the lower overhanging part of a sloping roof”. 


Main Conclusions: 


·       For an extension with a pitched roof, the “eaves” of the extension are the lower end of the slope, and can not be taken to be the higher end (i.e. ridge-line) of the slope.
[Relevant to: “Eaves”, A.1(g), E.1(e)].


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