IMPORTANT: New Legislation – the GPDO 2015 (15/04/2015) – Amendments to Parts 3 and 4 …

[UPDATE: The information on this page has subsequently been incorporated into the "Other Parts 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 Parts 3 and 4 of the GPDO. For a summary of the amendments to Part 1 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 3 CLASS C - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of A1, A2, a "betting office", a "pay day loan shop", or a "casino" to A3:

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PART 3 CLASS D - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from A1 to A2:

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PART 3 CLASS E - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to allow a change of use from a "betting office" or a "payday loan shop" to A1:

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PART 3 CLASS F - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from either a "betting office" or a "pay day loan shop" to A2:

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PART 3 CLASS G - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to allow a change of use 1) from A1 to A2+flat(s), and 2) from either a "betting office" or a "pay day loan shop" to any of A1+flat(s), A2+flat(s), a "betting office"+flat(s), or a "pay day loan shop"+flat(s):

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PART 3 CLASS H - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to allow a change of use 1) from A1+flat(s) to A2, and 2) from either a "betting office"+flat(s) or a "pay day loan shop"+flat(s) to any of A1, A2, a "betting office", or a "pay day loan shop":

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PART 3 CLASS J - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of A1, A2, a "betting office", or a "pay day loan shop" to D2:

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PART 3 CLASS L - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from C3 to C4, and from C4 to C3:

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PART 3 CLASS M - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to allow a change of use from any of a "betting office", a "pay day loan shop", a "betting office"+dwellinghouse, or a "pay day loan shop"+dwellinghouse to C3:

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PART 3 CLASS N - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from either an "amusement arcade or centre" or a "casino" to C3:

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PART 3 CLASS O - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from B1(a) to C3 during the 3 year period from 30/05/2013 to 30/05/2016:

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PART 3 CLASS P - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from B8 to C3 during the 3 year period from 15/04/2015 to 15/04/2018:

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PART 3 CLASS Q - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from an agricultural building to C3:

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PART 3 CLASS R - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from an agricultural building to a "flexible use" (i.e. A1, A2, A3, B1, B8, C1, or D2):

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PART 3 CLASS S - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from an agricultural building to either a "state-funded school" or a "registered nursery":

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PART 3 CLASS T - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of B1, C1, C2, C2A, or D2 to either a "state-funded school" or a "registered nursery":

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PART 3 CLASS V - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from a use permitted by a PP to another use that would have been specifically authorised by that PP:

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PART 3 PARAGRAPH W - For Part 3 Classes C, M, N, and Q, an application for prior approval must include any building or other operations:

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PART 4 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the temporary use of land for any purpose for up to 28 days per calendar year:

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PART 4 CLASS D - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to allow a change of use from either a "betting office" or a "pay day loan shop" to a temporary "flexible use" (i.e. A1, A2, A3, or B1) for a single continuous period of up to 2 years:

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PART 4 CLASS E - NEW PD RIGHTS for the temporary use of land or buildings for the purposes of "commercial film-making" for up to 9 months in any 27 month period:

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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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GPDO (GENERAL) - Confirmation that it's possible to submit an appeal if the LPA refuses an application for prior approval under Part 3 paragraph W(3), etc:

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GPDO (GENERAL) - "Saving provision" set out by article 8 of the GPDO:

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Comments by the Planning Jungle website:

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Other Sources of Information:

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Updates to the Planning Jungle website:

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