IMPORTANT: The government publishes a consultation (until 14/01/2019) on a range of planning proposals, including proposed changes to the GPDO and the UCO …

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 11 weeks from 29/10/2018 until 14/01/2019:

  • October 2018: Planning Reform - Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes (pdf) (link).

The above consultation document is summarised below.

Note: The topics within this summary are shown in the same order as they appear within the above consultation document. This means that some of the more significant proposals (e.g. PD rights for the demolition of commercial buildings and their redevelopment as residential) are shown towards the end of this summary.

GPDO - Part 3 - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of A1, A2, A5, "betting office", "pay day loan shop", or "launderette" to B1(a):

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GPDO - Part 3 - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from A5 to C3: 

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GPDO - Part 4 Class D - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of A1, A2, A3, A5, B1, D1, D2, "betting office", or "pay day loan shop" to a temporary "flexible use" (i.e. A1, A2, A3, B1, "public library", "exhibition hall""museum", or "clinic or health centre") for a single continuous period of up to 3 years:

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Use Classes Order - The widening of Use Class A1, or the merging of Use Classes A1, A2, and A3:

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GPDO - NEW PD RIGHTS for extending buildings upwards to create additional new homes (or to enlarge an existing home):

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GPDO - Part 16 Class A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to remove the right to install a public call box (i.e. a telephone kiosk):

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Advertisement Regulations - The removal of deemed consent for the display of an advertisement on a telephone kiosk:

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GPDO - Part 2 Class E - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for an upstand for recharging electric vehicles:

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GPDO - Part 3 Class P - Making PERMANENT the PD rights for a change of use from B8 to C3:

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GPDO - Part 1 Class A - Making PERMANENT the PD rights for certain houses to erect a larger rear extension:

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GPDO - NEW PD RIGHTS for the demolition of commercial buildings and their redevelopment as residential:

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The disposal of local authority land:

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The Canal & River Trust - Draft listed building consent order:

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New town development corporations - Draft compulsory purchase guidance:

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