IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Other Parts of the GPDO (25/06/2020 and 01/08/2020) …

[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 25/06/2020 and 01/08/2020:

New Legislation:

  • June 2020 and August 2020: SI 2020 No. 632 - The Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development and Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (pdf) (link).

Note: This post provides a summary of the amendments to Other Parts of the GPDO. For a summary of the amendments to Part 1 of the GPDO, please view this post.

Note: Regulations 20 and 21 of the above SI 2020 No. 632 (which amend Parts 4 and 12 of the GPDO) come into force on 25/06/2020. All of the other regulations come into force on 01/08/2020.

Short Summary:

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PART 3 CLASSES M, N, O, PA, AND Q - AMENDED PD RIGHTS (for various Classes that allow a change of use to C3) so that the developer needs to apply with respect to "the provision of adequate natural light":

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PART 4 CLASS BA - NEW PD RIGHTS for the additional temporary use of land for any purpose for up to 28 days during the 6 month period from 01/07/2020 to 31/12/2020:

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PART 12 CLASS BA - NEW PD RIGHTS for the temporary use of land for the purposes of "holding a market" by, or on behalf of, a local authority during the 9 month period from 25/06/2020 to 23/03/2021:

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PART 20 CLASS A - NEW PD RIGHTS for the construction of up to two additional storeys of new dwellinghouses on top of a purpose-built detached block of flats:

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PART 20 PARAGRAPH B - Procedure for applications for prior approval under Part 20:

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PART 20 PARAGRAPH C - Interpretation of Part 20:

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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) - The definition of a "dwellinghouse":

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GPDO (GENERAL) - The definition of a "flat":

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COMPENSATION REGULATIONS 2015 - Limiting compensation liability where an LPA withdraws PD rights under the new Part 20 by issuing an article 4 direction:

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ADVERTISEMENT REGULATIONS 2007 - The definitions of "electronic communications apparatus", "electronic communications service", and "telephone kiosk":

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

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Other Notes:

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Other Sources of Information:

  • October 2018: Planning Reform - Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2019: Written statement to Parliament by James Brokenshire MP (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • May 2019: Government response to consultation on Planning Reform - Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes (May 2019) (pdf) (link)
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2020: Planning for the Future (pdf) (link)
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • June 2020: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2020 No. 632 (pdf) (link).

Updates to the Planning Jungle website: