Category Archives: Part 1 of the GPDO – Larger Rear Extensions – Guide

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

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Part 1 of the GPDO (25/05/2019) …

[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 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 25/05/2019: Continue reading

New Legislation – relating to local authority consultations (01/04/2018 and 01/06/2018) …

The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 01/04/2018 and 01/06/2018: Continue reading

Court of Appeal judgment about the legal effect of successfully completing the prior approval process (16/06/2017) …

Introduction:

The following Court of Appeal judgment about the legal effect of successfully completing the prior approval process was handed down on 16/06/2017: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Part 1 of the GPDO (06/04/2017) …

[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 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 06/04/2017: Continue reading

DCLG provides further information about the responses to the 2014 “Technical consultation on planning” …

Summary:

Following a freedom of information (FOI) request by the Planning Jungle website, DCLG has provided the following further information about the responses to the 2014 "Technical consultation on planning": Continue reading

DCLG publishes the “government response to consultation” (for the 2014 consultation) with respect to the GPDO and the Use Classes Order …

[NOTE: For the (previously published) legislation relating to this consultation, please view this post, this post, this post, this post, this post, and this post].

DCLG has published the following government response to the "Technical consultation on planning" (which ran for 8 weeks from 31/07/2014 until 26/09/2014): Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – the GPDO 2015 (15/04/2015) – Amendments to Part 1 …

[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 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 15/04/2015: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – 16 new Statutory Instruments and 2 new Directions are due to come into force, mostly between 01/04/2015 and 15/04/2015…

The following 16 new Statutory Instruments (SIs) and 2 new Directions are due to come into force, mostly between 01/04/2015 and 15/04/2015: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The government publishes a consultation (until 26/09/2014) on a range of planning proposals, including proposed changes to the GPDO and the UCO …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent government "response" to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post for the "response" document with respect to the GPDO and the Use Classes Order.

- This post for the "response" document with respect to the deemed discharge of planning conditions.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to the use of planning conditions.

- This post for the "response" document with respect to changes to Development Consent Orders for nationally significant infrastructure projects.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to the consent process for nationally significant infrastructure projects.

- This post for the "response" document with respect to neighbourhood planning.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to environmental impact assessments.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to planning application processes.]

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 31/07/2014 until 26/09/2014: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: Information from DCLG about how to interpret Part 1 paragraph A.4(2A) of the GPDO …

In response to a series of emails from the Planning Jungle website, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has provided the following information about how to interpret Part 1 paragraph A.4(2A) of the GPDO.  Please note that this information is also relevant to the equivalent provision within Part 3 paragraph N(2A) of the GPDO. Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The “Part 1 of the GPDO – Larger Rear Extensions – Guide” document has been updated to incorporate the new SI 2014 No. 564 …

The "Part 1 of the GPDO – Larger Rear Extensions – Guide" document has been updated to incorporate the new SI 2014 No. 564 (i.e. the amendments to Part 1 Class A of the GPDO coming into force on 06/04/2014).  The main updates to the above document are summarised below: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Part 1 of the GPDO (06/04/2014) …

[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 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 06/04/2014:

New Legislation: Continue reading

The government has announced its intention to consolidate various planning secondary legislation …

The government has announced its intention to "reduce and consolidate planning regulations", as set out by this press release dated 29/10/2013. Continue reading

“Part 1 of the GPDO – Larger Rear Extensions – Guide” – now split into a “FREE VERSION” and a “FULL VERSION” …

The previous "Guide and templates ..." document has now been split into two separate documents, the first of which is accessible by anyone, and the second of which is only accessible by members.  Both documents are available on the following page of this website: Continue reading