IMPORTANT: The government publishes a consultation (until 09/04/2024) relating to the GPDO …

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 13/02/2024 until 09/04/2024:

Consultation document:

  • February 2024: Changes to various permitted development rights - consultation (link) (pdf print version of HTML webpage).

The above consultation document is summarised below.

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

PART 1 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to increase the rear projection limit for an extension with a single storey:

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PART 1 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to increase the rear projection limit for an extension with more than a single storey:

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PART 1 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS so that the requirement that an extension with more than a single storey can not be within 7m of the rear boundary of the host property does not apply if the adjacent use is non-residential:

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PART 1 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to remove the 50% ground area limit:

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PART 1 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS in relation to the (overall) height limit if the extension is "not visible from the street":

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PART 1 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS in relation to the condition relating to materials:

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PART 1 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to allow a (combined) side and rear extension (i.e. that wraps-around the corner):

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PART 1 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS in relation to other limitations and conditions:

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PART 1 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to remove the volume limit:

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PART 1 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS so that the requirement that a roof extension must be set back by (at least) 20cm from the original eaves does not apply if the roof extension is "not visible from the street":

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PART 1 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to allow the height of the main ridge-line to be increased by up to 30cm:

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PART 1 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to allow flats to erect a roof extension:

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PART 1 CLASS C - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to increase the 15cm projection limit if the roof alteration is "on a roof slope that does not front a highway":

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PART 1 CLASS C - AMENDED PD RIGHTS in relation to the height limit:

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PART 1 CLASS E - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to allow "bin or bike stores" in front gardens:

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PART 1 CLASS E - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to remove the 10m2 ground area limit for outbuildings (etc) situated more than 20m from the house (note: this limit currently applies on land within an AONB, a National Park, the Broads, or a World Heritage Site):

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PART 1 CLASS E - AMENDED PD RIGHTS so that this Class does not apply to a scheduled monument:

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PART 1 CLASS AA - AMENDED PD RIGHTS so that this Class does apply to certain older houses:

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PART 1 CLASS AA - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to simplify (i.e. reduce) the prior approval issues:

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PART 20 CLASSES A, AA, AB, AC, and AD - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the construction of [up to two additional storeys of / one additional storey of] new dwellinghouses on top of certain buildings:

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PART 20 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the construction of up to two additional storeys of new dwellinghouses on top of a purpose-built detached block of flats:

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PART 20 CLASS ZA - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the demolition of either a single purpose-built detached block of flats or a single detached building within B1 of "the Use Classes Order as in force on 12 March 2020" [note: in either case "existing on 12 March 2020"], and its replacement with either a single purpose-built detached block of flats or a single purpose-built detached dwellinghouse [note: in either case with up to two additional storeys:

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PART 2 CLASS D - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a wall-mounted outlet for recharging electric vehicles:

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PART 2 CLASS E - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for an upstand with outlet for recharging electric vehicles:

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PART 2 - NEW PD RIGHTS for the installation of "a unit for equipment housing or storage cabinets" to support the operation of EV upstands "in non-domestic, off-street ground level car parks":

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PART 14 CLASS G - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the installation, alteration, or replacement of a "microgeneration air source heat pump" on domestic premises:

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