IMPORTANT: Information from DCLG about how to interpret Part 1 paragraph A.4(2A) of the GPDO …

In response to a series of emails from the Planning Jungle website, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has provided the following information about how to interpret Part 1 paragraph A.4(2A) of the GPDO.  Please note that this information is also relevant to the equivalent provision within Part 3 paragraph N(2A) of the GPDO.

Short Summary:

  • Helen Marks at DCLG has stated that it's their "policy intention" that if a Council refuses an application for prior approval under paragraph A.4(2A), then the Council is effectively issuing a “prior approval is refused” decision (i.e. as referred to by paragraph A.4(8)(c)).
  • For further information about the above statement, including a discussion of its implications, please see below.

Background:

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Information from DCLG:

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Link to the emails:

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Implications of the above information from DCLG:

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Your comments on the above information from DCLG:

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Updates to the Planning Jungle website:

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