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The government publishes its response to the consultation relating to the standard method …

The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "Changes to the current planning system - Consultation on changes to planning policy and regulations" (which ran for 8 weeks from 06/08/2020 until 01/10/2020): Continue reading

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (December 2020) …

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The government publishes a consultation (until 28/01/2021) on a range of planning proposals, including proposed changes to the GPDO …

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 03/12/2020 until 28/01/2021: Continue reading

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

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

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

An application has been submitted (by the “Rights : Community : Action” group) for permission to apply for judicial review of the recent amendments to the GPDO 2015 and the Use Classes Order 1987 …

[UPDATE: The claim for judicial review was subsequently dismissed by a judgment that was handed down on 17/11/2020 - for more information, please view this post.]

An application has been submitted 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 (due to come into force on 31/08/2020) and the amendments to the Use Classes Order 1987 made by SI 2020 No. 757 (due to come in force on 01/09/2020).

For more information about this judicial review, please view this post on Martin Goodall's "Planning Law Blog".

IMPORTANT: The government publishes a consultation (until 29/10/2020) on significant changes to the planning system …

The government has published the following White Paper, which includes a consultation that runs for 12 weeks from 06/08/2020 until 29/10/2020: Continue reading

The government publishes a consultation (until 01/10/2020) relating to the standard method, First Homes, the small sites threshold, and Permission in Principle …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent government response to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post for the response document relating to the standard method.]

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 06/08/2020 until 01/10/2020: Continue reading

The government publishes its response to the consultation relating to First Homes …

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

The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "Consultation on the design and delivery of First Homes" (which initially ran for 8 weeks from 07/02/2020 until 03/04/2020, and was extended by 4 weeks until 01/05/2020): Continue reading

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (August 2020) …

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (July 2020) …

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Part 1 of the GPDO (31/08/2020) …

[UPDATE: The information on this page has subsequently been incorporated into the "Part 1 of the GPDO – Summary of Amendments since 2013" page].

The following 2 new Statutory Instruments (SIs) come into force on 31/08/2020 (at 9am and 10am respectively): Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Other Parts of the GPDO (31/08/2020) …

[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 2 new Statutory Instruments (SIs) come into force on 31/08/2020 (at 9am and 10am respectively): Continue reading