The following Act was granted Royal Assent on 22/10/2020:
The government has published the National Infrastructure Strategy (NIS) on 25/11/2020: Continue reading
In August 2020, "Rights : Community : Action" submitted an application for permission to apply for judicial review of the recent amendments to the GPDO 2015 and the Use Classes Order 1987. For reference, this consists of the amendments to the GPDO 2015 made by SI 2020 No. 755 and SI 2020 No. 756 (which came into force on 31/08/2020) and the amendments to the Use Classes Order 1987 made by SI 2020 No. 757 (which came in force on 01/09/2020).
The claim for judicial review was heard by the High Court in October 2020, and was dismissed by a judgment that was handed down on 17/11/2020.
For more information about this judicial review, please view this page on the "Rights : Community : Action" website (which includes a link to the transcript of the judgment on the Bailii.org website). "Rights : Community : Action" states that it intends to appeal.
[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 03/12/2020 and 01/01/2021 and 06/04/2021: Continue reading
The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 16/11/2020: Continue reading
The Part 14 Classes A and B of the GPDO - Appeal Decisions document has been updated to include 1 additional appeal decision relating to solar panels on domestic premises, for which the conclusions are as follows: Continue reading
The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "Freeports Consultation - Boosting Trade, Jobs and Investment Across the UK" (which initially ran for 10 weeks from 10/02/2020 until 20/04/2020, and was extended by 12 weeks until 13/07/2020): Continue reading
[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this press release, please view this post.]
The government has issued the following press release, which states its intention that new homes delivered via permitted development rights will need to meet the nationally described space standard: Continue reading
MHCLG has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading
The Part 3 of the GPDO - Information about Appeal Decisions page has been updated to include 2 additional appeal decisions (1 x Part 3 Class C, and 1 x Part 3 Class R), which means that the informal lists of prior approval appeals now include the following: Continue reading