IMPORTANT: New Legislation – the GPDO 2015 (15/04/2015) – Amendments to Part 1 …

[UPDATE: The information on this page has subsequently been incorporated into the "Part 1 of the GPDO – Summary of Amendments since 2013" page].

The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 15/04/2015:

New Legislation:

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Note: This post provides a summary of the amendments to Part 1 of the GPDO. For a summary of the amendments to Parts 3 and 4 of the GPDO, please view this post. For a summary of the amendments to Parts 2 and 5-19 of the GPDO, please view this post.

Short Summary:

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Introduction:

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PART 1 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to change the requirement for a larger rear extension to be completed from "on or before 30th May 2016" to "on or before 30th May 2019":

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PART 1 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS in relation to the requirement for the LPA to notify adjoining premises for a larger rear extension:

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PART 1 CLASS A - Confirmation that it's possible to submit an appeal if the LPA refuses an application for prior approval under Part 1 Class A paragraph A.4(3):

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PART 1 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to remove the loophole that allowed certain houses to erect a front extension:

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PART 1 CLASSES A-H - Part 1 of the GPDO does not apply to a dwellinghouse that was converted under Part 3 Classes N or P:

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PART 1 PARAGRAPH I - Interpretation of Part 1:

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PART 1 (GENERAL) - Examples of insignificant amendments:

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GPDO (GENERAL) - An article 4 direction does not affect development where the developer has successfully completed the prior approval process before the article 4 direction comes into force:

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GPDO (GENERAL) - Article 7 of the GPDO (reference to a "longer period" for applications for prior approval):

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Comments by the Planning Jungle website:

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Other Sources of Information (and Background Documents):

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Updates to the Planning Jungle website:

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