IMPORTANT: New Legislation – the GPDO 2015 (15/04/2015) – Amendments to Parts 2 and 5-19 …

[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) came into force on 15/04/2015:

New Legislation:

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

Short Summary:

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Introduction:

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PART 7 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the extension or alteration of a "shop" or a "financial or professional services establishment":

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PART 7 CLASS C - NEW PD RIGHTS for the erection of a "collection facility" within the curtilage of a shop:

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PART 7 CLASS D - NEW PD RIGHTS for the "modification of a loading bay of a shop":

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PART 7 CLASS F - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the extension or alteration of an "office building":

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PART 7 CLASS H - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the erection, extension, or alteration of an "industrial building" or a "warehouse":

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PART 7 CLASS L - NEW PD RIGHTS for development on land used for the purposes of a "waste management facility":

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PART 7 CLASS M - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the erection, extension, or alteration of a "school, college, university or hospital building":

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PART 7 CLASS N - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the provision or replacement of a hard surface within the curtilage of any "school, college, university or hospital":

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PART 13 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for development by, or on behalf of, a "sewerage undertaker":

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PART 14 CLASS J - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the installation, alteration, or replacement of solar panels (i.e. "solar thermal equipment" and "solar PV equipment") on a non-domestic building:

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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 7 Class C paragraph C.2(3), etc:

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

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GPDO (GENERAL) - Other "significant" amendments:

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Other Sources of Information:

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Updates to the Planning Jungle website:

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