IMPORTANT: The government publishes a consultation (until 28/01/2021) on a range of planning proposals, including proposed changes to the GPDO …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent government response to this consultation, please view this post.]

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 03/12/2020 until 28/01/2021:

  • December 2020: Supporting housing delivery and public service infrastructure (pdf print version of HTML webpage) (link).

The above consultation document is summarised below.

GPDO - PART 3 - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from [Use Class] E to C3:

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GPDO - PART 7 CLASS M - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the erection, extension, or alteration of a "school, college, university or hospital building", as well as a "prison" (and possibly also a "defence site"):

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GPDO (GENERAL) - Amendments to the GPDO 2015 on 01/08/2021 resulting from the amendments to the Use Classes Order 1987 on 01/09/2020:

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DMPO - A faster planning application process for public service developments:

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Other sources of information:

  • December 2020: Government press release - "Fast track for public services: new planning reforms to speed up delivery of schools and hospitals" (link).