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What is the meaning of ‘principal elevation’ for the purposes of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015?

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Published on LexisPSL on 03/10/2017

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  • What is the meaning of ‘principal elevation’ for the purposes of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015?

What is the meaning of ‘principal elevation’ for the purposes of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015?

‘Principal elevation’ is referred to in the exceptions and conditions to various permitted development rights in Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015, SI 2015/596 (the GPDO), including:

  1. Class A—the enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a dwellinghouse

  2. Class B—additions etc to the roof of a dwellinghouse

  3. Class E—buildings etc incidental to the enjoyment of a dwellinghouse

  4. Class F—hard surfaces incidental to the enjoyment of a dwellinghouse

  5. Class G—chimneys, flues etc on a dwellinghouse

CLG’s Permitted development rights for Householders Technical Guidance provides clarification on

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