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.

Introduction:

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PART 1 CLASS A - Completion date for larger rear extensions changed from 30/05/2016 to 30/05/2019:

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PART 1 CLASS A - Removal of the loophole that allowed certain houses to erect a front extension:

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PART 1 CLASS A - Article 4 directions do not affect development where the applicant has successfully completed the prior approval process:

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PART 1 CLASS A - Reference in article 7 to a "longer period" for applications for prior approval:

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PART 1 CLASS A - Requirement for the LPA to notify adjoining premises for larger rear extensions:

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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 paragraph A.4(3):

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PART 1 CLASSES A-H - "Saving provision" set out by article 8:

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PART 1 CLASSES A, B, D, F, G, H - NEW definition of "highway" (and "unadopted street"):

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PART 1 CLASSES A-H - Part 1 of the GPDO does not apply to a dwellinghouse granted planning permission by the new Part 3 Class N or P:

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PART 1 CLASSES A-H - Examples of insignificant amendments:

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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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