The property had elevations facing onto two streets. The appellant regarded the elevation facing a cul-de-sac as the "principal" elevation, on the grounds that letters were posted and visitors arrived there. On that basis, he argued that installing a conservatory on the other wall was permitted development under class A, part 1, schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order 1995.
The other elevation faced a main through road and bus route and had two main bedroom windows. Although the conservatory had obscured some of the original ground-floor features, the inspector decided that they had probably included a living room window and a door. This elevation was the most architecturally significant and placing the conservatory against it breached condition A.1(d) in class A, she held.
Inspector: Jean Russell; Written representations