IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Other Parts of the GPDO (21/12/2023) …

[UPDATE: The information on this page has subsequently been incorporated into the "GPDO Other Parts - Summary of Amendments since 2013" page].

The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 21/12/2023:

New Legislation:

  • December 2023: SI 2023 No. 1279 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2023 (pdf) (link).

Short Summary:

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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 14 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the installation, alteration, or replacement of solar panels (i.e. "solar PV equipment" and "solar thermal equipment") on domestic premises:

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PART 14 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the installation, alteration, or replacement of "stand-alone solar" (i.e. "solar PV equipment" and "solar thermal equipment" that's "not installed on a building") on domestic premises:

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PART 14 CLASS J - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the installation, alteration, or replacement of solar panels (i.e. "solar PV equipment" and "solar thermal equipment") on non-domestic premises:

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PART 14 CLASS K - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the installation, alteration, or replacement of "stand-alone solar" (i.e. "solar PV equipment" and "solar thermal equipment" that's "not installed on a building") on non-domestic premises:

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PART 14 CLASS OA - NEW PD RIGHTS for the installation, alteration, or replacement of a "solar canopy" on non-domestic off-street parking:

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PART 16 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for development by, or on behalf of, an "electronic communications code operator":

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DMPO 2015 - Article 22 (duty to respond to consultation):

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Consolidated Version of the Legislation:

  • The "Explanatory Memorandum" (link) to the above SI 2023 No. 1279 states the following:
    - "The General Permitted Development Order is a consolidation of an earlier instrument. This is the twenty-eighth 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 2023 No. 1279, and currently incorporates a total of 32 SIs (i.e. the original SI + 31 amendment SIs).
  • Note: The "Explanatory Memorandum" refers to a "twenty-eighth" amendment SI, whereas the Planning Jungle website has identified 31 amendment SIs. As such, it appears that (at least) 3 SIs are missing from the figure within the "Explanatory Memorandum".

Other Sources of Information:

  • April 2021: Changes to permitted development rights for electronic communications infrastructure - technical consultation (pdf print version of HTML webpage) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2022: Changes to permitted development rights for electronic communications infrastructure - Government response to the technical consultation (link) (pdf print version of HTML webpage).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • February 2023: Permitted development rights - supporting temporary recreational campsites, renewable energy and film-making consultation (link) (pdf print version of HTML webpage).
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  • 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).
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  • December 2023: Government press release - "New planning rules to boost solar rollout and slash energy bills" (link).
  • December 2023: "Explanatory Memorandum" to SI 2023 No. 1279 (pdf) (link).

Updates to the Planning Jungle website: