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Permitted Development of Outbuilding and Distance From Property

Postby PeteW » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:45 pm

Our council have just refused a certificate of lawfulness for an outbuilding with a 150mm gap from our house. The permitted development guidance for outbuildings does not specify a minimum distance from the main house, and we have heard of others having gaps as small as 25mm deemed lawful.

As such, we're looking to appeal, and so I am looking to find examples where a Certificate of Lawfulness was granted for any outhouses 150mm or less from the main house. I have found one but it would be good to find any more.

Anyone know of any examples, or have been through this yourself?


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Postby oconnope » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:33 pm

Hi Pete,

Class E of the GPDO is black and white, which will leave an inspector no legal basis to refuse your application. I wouldn't worry about 'precedents' as it is so straightforward!
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