IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Other Parts of the GPDO (21/04/2021) …

[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 21/04/2021:

New Legislation:

  • April 2021: SI 2021 No. 428 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021 (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 3 CLASS MA - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from E to C3:

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PART 3 CLASS M - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of A1, A2, A5, A1+dwellinghouse, A2+dwellinghouse, etc to C3 (note: in the case of A1 or A2, subject to submitting an application for prior approval on or before 31/07/2021):

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PART 3 CLASS O - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from B1(a) to C3 (note: subject to submitting an application for prior approval on or before 31/07/2021):

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PART 3 PARAGRAPH W - Procedure for applications for prior approval under Part 3:

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PART 7 CLASS M - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the erection, extension, or alteration of a "school, college, university, prison or hospital building":

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PART 8 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for development by statutory undertakers (or their lessees or agents of development) in respect of "dock, pier, harbour, water transport, or canal or inland navigation undertakings":

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PART 11 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the "demolition of a building":

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PART 20 CLASSES A, AA, AB, AC, and AD - These Classes do not apply to a dwellinghouse that was converted under Part 3 Class MA:

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

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GPDO (GENERAL) - The definition of a "dwellinghouse" (within article 2(1) of the GPDO):

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COMPENSATION REGULATIONS 2015 - Limiting compensation liability where an LPA withdraws PD rights under the new Part 3 Class MA by issuing an article 4 direction:

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Other Notes:

  • The "Explanatory Memorandum" (link) to SI 2021 No. 428 states the following:
    - "The General Permitted Development Order was consolidated in 2015. This is the
    twenty-second amending instrument to the General Permitted Development Order.
    There are no current plans for a consolidation."
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  • The "GPDO 2015 (Consolidated)" document on the Planning Jungle website has been updated to incorporate the above SI 2021 No. 428, and currently incorporates a total of 22 SIs (i.e. the original SI + 21 amendment SIs).
  • Note: The "Explanatory Memorandum" refers to a "twenty-second" amendment SI, whereas the Planning Jungle website has identified 21 amendment SIs. It should be noted that article 2 of the above SI 2021 No. 428 includes a list of amendment SIs, but one of these SIs does not amend the GPDO 2015 (i.e. its inclusion within this list appears to be an error).

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).
  • December 2020: Supporting housing delivery and public service infrastructure (pdf print version of HTML webpage) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2021: Supporting housing delivery and public service infrastructure - government response (pdf print version of HTML webpage) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2021: "Explanatory Memorandum" to SI 2021 No. 428 (pdf) (link).
  • March 2021: Government press release - "New freedoms to support high streets and fast track delivery of schools and hospitals across England introduced today" (link).

Updates to the Planning Jungle website: