DC Casebook: Householder Development - Four roof slopes counted as dual pitch

An inspector has issued a lawful development certificate confirming that a garage and car port at a house in Hertfordshire is permitted development after examining whether or not the building has a dual-pitched roof.

The main parties agreed that the scheme complied with all aspects of class E, part 1, schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order 1995 as amended apart from condition E.1(d)(i). As the roof had four slopes, the council argued that it could not be described as a dual-pitched roof with two slopes linking to a central ridge.

The inspector referred to this August's DCLG technical guidance stating that dual-pitched roofs could apply to buildings with hipped roofs having roof slopes on four sides. In the case before him, he found that the slopes rose to a central ridge, thus complying with the 4m height restriction specified in the order.

DCS Number 100-069-004

Inspector John Parnell; Written representations.

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