IMPORTANT: The government publishes a consultation (until 25/09/2023) relating to the GPDO …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post for the legislation relating to Part 3 Class MA of the GPDO.
- This post for the legislation relating to Part 3 Classes Q and R, Part 3 paragraphs W and X, and Part 6 Classes A and B.
- This post for the legislation relating to Part 7 Class M of the GPDO.]

The government has published the following consultation (including a DEFRA "call for evidence"), which runs for 9 weeks from 24/07/2023 until 25/09/2023:

Consultation document:

  • July 2023: Consultation on additional flexibilities to support housing delivery, the agricultural sector, businesses, high streets and open prisons; and a call for evidence on nature-based solutions, farm efficiency projects and diversification (link) (pdf print version of HTML webpage).

The above consultation document is summarised below.

Note: The topics within this summary are (mostly) shown in the order they appear within the above consultation document (rather than the order they appear within the GPDO).

PART 3 CLASS MA - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from E to C3:

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PART 3 - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from C1 to C3:

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PART 3 CLASS M - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of a "hot food takeaway", a "betting office", a "pay day loan shop", a "launderette", a "betting office"+dwellinghouse, a "pay day loan shop"+dwellinghouse, or a "launderette"+dwellinghouse to C3:

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PART 3 CLASS N - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from either an "amusement arcade or centre" or a "casino" to C3:

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PART 3 CLASS G - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of E, a "betting office", or a "pay day loan shop" to E+flat(s), etc:

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PART 3 CLASS H - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of E+flat(s), a "betting office"+flat(s), or a "pay day loan shop"+flat(s) to E, etc:

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PART 3 CLASS Q - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from an agricultural building to C3:

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PART 3 - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from other rural buildings to C3:

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PART 3 CLASS R - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from an agricultural building to a "flexible use" (i.e. B8, C1, E):

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PART 3 - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from other rural buildings to a "flexible use" (i.e. B8, C1, or E):

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PART 6 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for agricultural development on agricultural units of 5 hectares or more:

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PART 6 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for agricultural development on agricultural units of less than 5 hectares:

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PART 7 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the extension or alteration of a "commercial, business or service establishment":

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PART 7 CLASS H - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the erection, extension, or alteration of an "industrial building" or a "warehouse":

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PART 4 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the temporary use of land for any purpose for up to 28 days per calendar year:

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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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GPDO (GENERAL) - Applying [local] design codes to certain permitted development rights:

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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [DEFRA]: "Call for evidence - nature-based solutions, farm efficiency projects, and diversification [of farm incomes]":

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