Casebook: Appeal cases - Householder Development - Pipework changes judged harmful to listed house

A retrospective application to replace and extend a waste pipe from a bathroom in a grade II listed terrace house in a Greater Manchester conservation area has been rejected because it harmed the special architectural and historic interest of the building and the character and appearance of the area.

The inspector considered that the vertical pipework alongside the main door appeared clumsy and incongruous. This effect was exacerbated, he held, by its irrational arrangement. Vertical pipes would never historically have been located so far away from the point of egress as to require horizontal branches of such inordinate length, he reasoned.

DCS No: 45227807; Inspector: Paul Griffiths; Written representations.

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