IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Other Parts of the GPDO (30/12/2020) …

[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 30/12/2020:

New Legislation:

  • December 2020: SI 2020 No. 1459 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order 2020 (pdf) (link).

Short Summary:

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PART 20 CLASSES A and AA - AMENDED PD RIGHTS (for two Classes that allow the construction of up to two additional storeys of new dwellinghouses on top of certain buildings) so that "where the existing building is 18 metres or more in height", the developer needs to apply with respect to "the fire safety of the external wall construction of the existing building":

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Other Sources of Information:

  • December 2020: "Explanatory Memorandum" to SI 2020 No. 1459 (pdf) (link).
  • December 2020: Guidance about the requirement under Part 20 paragraph B of the GPDO for the developer to submit a report relating to the fire safety of the external wall construction (pdf) (link).

Updates to the Planning Jungle website: