IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Other Parts of the GPDO (31/08/2020) …

[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 2 new Statutory Instruments (SIs) come into force on 31/08/2020 (at 9am and 10am respectively):

New Legislation:

  • August 2020: SI 2020 No. 755 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2020 (pdf) (link).
  • August 2020: SI 2020 No. 756 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 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.

Short Summary:

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PART 20 CLASS ZA - NEW PD RIGHTS for the demolition of either a single purpose-built detached block of flats or a single detached building within B1 [note: in either case "existing on 12 March 2020"], and its replacement with either a single purpose-built detached block of flats or a single purpose-built detached dwellinghouse [note: in either case with up to two additional storeys].

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PART 20 CLASS A - AMENDED 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 CLASS AA - NEW PD RIGHTS for the construction of up to two additional storeys of new dwellinghouses on top of a detached building that's used within any of A1, A2, A3, B1(a), a "betting office", a "pay day loan shop", or a "launderette" (or a mixed use of either 1) 2 or more of these uses, or 2) C3 and 1 or more of these uses):

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PART 20 CLASS AB - NEW PD RIGHTS for the construction of [up to two additional storeys of / one additional storey of] new dwellinghouses on top of a terrace building [note: this includes a semi-detached building] that's used within any of A1, A2, A3, B1(a), a "betting office", a "pay day loan shop", or a "launderette" (or a mixed use of either 1) 2 or more of these uses, or 2) C3 and 1 or more of these uses):

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PART 20 CLASS AC - NEW PD RIGHTS for the construction of [up to two additional storeys of / one additional storey of] new dwellinghouses on top of a terrace building [note: this includes a semi-detached building] that's in use as "a single dwellinghouse" within C3. 

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PART 20 CLASS AD - NEW PD RIGHTS for the construction of [up to two additional storeys of / one additional storey of] new dwellinghouses on top of a detached building that's in use as "a single dwellinghouse" within C3:

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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) - The definition of a "building":

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Other Notes:

  • The "Explanatory Memorandum" (link) to SI 2020 No. 756 states the following:
    - "The General Permitted Development Order was consolidated in 2015. This is the sixteenth amending instrument to the General Permitted Development Order. There are no current plans for a consolidation.".
  • The "GPDO 2015 (Consolidated)" document on the Planning Jungle website has been updated to incorporate the above SI 2020 No. 755 and SI 2020 No. 756, and currently incorporates a total of 19 SIs (i.e. the original SI + 18 amendment SIs).

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 - Policy Paper (pdf) (link)
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • July 2020: "Explanatory Memorandum" to SI 2020 No. 755 (pdf) (link).
  • July 2020: "Explanatory Memorandum" to SI 2020 No. 756 (pdf) (link).

Updates to the Planning Jungle website: