Author Archives: Steve Speed

IMPORTANT: There appears to be a potential pitfall with the fee for an application for prior approval under Part 1 Class A of the GPDO …

Introduction:

From 19/08/2019 onwards, an application for prior approval under Part 1 Class A of the GPDO (i.e. for a larger rear extension) will be subject to a fee of £96. However, when the Fees Regulations 2012 were amended to introduce this fee, a corresponding amendment was not made to the GPDO 2015.

As a result, it appears that if an LPA receives an application that complies with the requirements of Part 1 Class A paragraph A.4(2) of the GPDO, but the fee has not been paid, then the LPA should not invalidate the application on this basis. Furthermore, if the LPA receives the information specified by paragraph A.4(2) on a certain date, and then receives the fee on a later date, then the LPA should start the 42 day period based on the former date. Continue reading

“Part 3 of the GPDO – Information about Appeal Decisions” – 4 additional appeal decisions (total = 156) …

The Part 3 of the GPDO - Information about Appeal Decisions page has been updated to include 4 additional appeal decisions (2 x Part 3 Class PA, 1 x Part 3 Class R, and 1 x Part 3 Class T), which means that the informal lists of prior approval appeals now include the following: Continue reading

High Court judgment relating to article 7 of the GPDO (31/07/2019) …

Introduction:

The following High Court judgment relating to article 7 of the GPDO (i.e. the provision to agree a "longer period" for an application for prior approval) was handed down on 31/07/2019: Continue reading

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (July 2019) …

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

“Part 3 of the GPDO – Information about Appeal Decisions” – 8 additional appeal decisions (total = 152) …

The Part 3 of the GPDO - Information about Appeal Decisions page has been updated to include 8 additional appeal decisions (5 x Part 3 Class P, 2 x Part 3 Class PA, and 1 x Part 3 Class R), which means that the informal lists of prior approval appeals now include the following: Continue reading

“Part 3 of the GPDO – Information about Appeal Decisions” – 4 additional appeal decisions (total = 144) …

The Part 3 of the GPDO - Information about Appeal Decisions page has been updated to include 4 additional appeal decisions (1 x Part 3 Class C, 2 x Part 3 Class P, and 1 x Part 3 Class PA), which means that the informal lists of prior approval appeals now include the following: Continue reading

The government publishes its response to the consultation relating to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view this post.]

The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "Reforming developer contributions - Technical consultation on draft regulations" (which ran for 6 weeks from 20/12/2018 until 31/01/2019): Continue reading

STATISTICS for the 300 appeals within the “Part 3 Class O of the GPDO – Appeal Decisions” document …

This post provides STATISTICS for the 300 appeals within the Part 3 Class O of the GPDO – Appeal Decisions document (i.e. office-to-residential conversions).

Note: The above document will no longer be regularly updated, because it's considered unlikely that significantly more could be learnt about Part 3 Class O that hasn't already been learnt from these 300 appeals. Continue reading