IMPORTANT: The government publishes consultation (until 26/09/2014) on a wide range of planning proposals, including proposed changes to the GPDO and the Use Classes Order …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent government "response" to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post for the "response" document with respect to the GPDO and the Use Classes Order.

- This post for the "response" document with respect to the deemed discharge of planning conditions.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to the use of planning conditions.

- This post for the "response" document with respect to changes to Development Consent Orders for nationally significant infrastructure projects.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to the consent process for nationally significant infrastructure projects.

- This post for the "response" document with respect to neighbourhood planning.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to environmental impact assessments.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to planning application processes.]

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 31/07/2014 until 26/09/2014:

  • July 2014: Technical consultation on planning (pdf) (link).

The above "consultation" document (98 pages) covers a wide range of planning proposals, as summarised below:

GPDO - Part 1 Class A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for houses to erect larger rear extensions:

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GPDO - Part 3 Class C - REMOVED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from A3, A4, or A5 to a "betting shop" or a "pay day loan shop":

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GPDO - Part 3 Class J - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from B1(a) to C3:

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GPDO - Part 3 - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from B1(c) or B8 to C3:

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GPDO - Part 3 - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from certain "sui generis" uses to C3:

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GPDO - Part 3 - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from A1, A2, or certain "sui generis" uses to A3:

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GPDO - Part 3 - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from A1, A2, or certain "sui generis" uses to D2:

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GPDO - Part 4 - NEW PD RIGHTS for the film and television industries to use buildings and land for commercial filming for up to 9 months in any 27 month period: 

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GPDO - Parts 8, 41, 42 - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for B1(b), B1(c), and B8 properties to erect larger new buildings and extensions, and for A1, A2, and B1(a) properties to erect larger extensions:

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GPDO - Part 16 - NEW PD RIGHTS for sewerage undertakers to install a pumping station, valve house, control panel or switchgear house into a sewerage system:

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GPDO - Part 42 - NEW PD RIGHTS for A1 properties to erect new buildings and to increase their loading bay capacity:

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GPDO - Part 43 - NEW PD RIGHTS for non-domestic properties to install solar PV equipment up to 1 megawatt (MW):

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GPDO - NEW PD RIGHTS for sui generis waste management facilities to replace buildings, plant or machinery:

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GPDO - OTHER:

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USE CLASSES ORDER (amendments to Use Classes A1 and A2):

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MEZZANINE FLOORS (increase in the 200m2 limit for retail properties):

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ARTICLE 4 DIRECTIONS (not to apply where prior approval has already been given):

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FEES (new fee for a prior approval application that relates to only building operations):

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NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING:

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MAXIMUM PARKING STANDARDS (restricting powers to set maximum parking standards):

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PLANNING CONDITIONS (introduction of deemed discharge, etc):

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STATUTORY CONSULTEES and REFERRALS TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE:

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CONSOLIDATION OF THE DMPO 2010:

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MEASUREMENT OF THE END-TO-END PLANNING PROCESS:

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS (increasing certain thresholds):

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NATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS:

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Other sources of information about the above consultation:

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