Author Archives: Steve Speed

The claim (by “Rights : Community : Action”) for judicial review of the recent amendments to the GPDO 2015 and the Use Classes Order 1987 has been dismissed …

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.

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Other Parts of the GPDO (03/12/2020 and 01/01/2021 and 06/04/2021) …

[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 03/12/2020 and 01/01/2021 and 06/04/2021: Continue reading

The government publishes its response to the consultation relating to freeports …

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

The government states its intention that new homes delivered via PD rights will need to meet the nationally described space standard …

[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 publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (October 2020) …

MHCLG has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

“Part 3 of the GPDO – Information about Appeal Decisions” – 2 additional appeal decisions (total = 193) …

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