IMPORTANT: Guide and templates for the new notification and prior approval process under Part 1 Class A of the GPDO

The "Part 1 of the GPDO – Larger Rear Extensions – Guide" document provides a detailed guide (including analysis and templates) for the system of larger rear extensions under Part 1 of the GPDO)  This document contains the following:

SECTION 1: FLOWCHART that illustrates the stages of the new process:

  • Flowchart that illustrates the stages of the new process.

SECTION 2: GUIDE that covers each of the stages of the new process:

  • Summary of the new process.
  • Stage 1: Developer notifies LPA.
  • Stage 2: LPA consults adjoining premises.
  • Stage 3: Objections determine whether or not the LPA assesses the proposed development.
  • Stage 4: LPA issues a written notice to the developer.
  • Stage 5: If prior approval is refused, the developer has the right to submit an appeal.
  • Stage 6: The next steps after the decision (or lack of a decision within 42 days).
  • Consolidated version of Part 1 Class A of the GPDO 1995.
  • Other relevant documents.

SECTION 3: TEMPLATES:

  • Form for a developer to notify the local planning authority (LPA) that they propose to erect a 3m-6m rear extension (on an attached house) or a 4m-8m rear extension (on a detached house).
  • Suggested wording for the consultation letter.
  • Suggested wording for the written notice that prior approval is not required.
  • Suggested wording for the written notice that prior approval is given.
  • Suggested wording for the written notice that prior approval is refused.
  • Form for a developer to notify the local planning authority (LPA) of the completion of the development.

Local authorities that are members are able to use the templates within this document to create forms, consultation letters, and decision notices for this new process.  This document is provided as an MS Word version and as a PDF version.

Local authorities that are not members should contact "Steve Speed" as soon as possible at the following email address to request a "Membership Order Form".  This document will be made available to any local authority on the same day that they return the "Membership Order Form", without having to wait for the actual payment to be received via BACS or cheque: