Category Archives: Part 1 of the GPDO – Official Documents

IMPORTANT: DCLG has updated its “Permitted development rights for householders – Technical Guidance” document (April 2017) …

[NOTE: For other updates to the "Technical Guidance" document, please view the following posts:
- This post for the January 2013 updates.
- This post and this post for the October 2013 updates.
- This post for the April 2014 updates.
- This post for the April 2016 updates.
- This post for the April 2017 updates.]

Introduction:

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has updated its "Permitted development rights for householders - Technical Guidance" document. As such, the current and previous versions of the "Technical Guidance" document are now as follows: 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

IMPORTANT: High Court judgment about whether the excavation of a basement falls within the scope of Part 1 Class A of the GPDO (02/12/2016) …

The following High Court judgment about whether the excavation of a basement falls within the scope of Part 1 Class A of the GPDO was handed down on 02/12/2016: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: High Court judgment about the phrase “the enlarged part of the dwellinghouse” within Part 1 Class A of the GPDO …

Introduction:

The "Landmark Chambers" website (link) states that the following High Court judgment has found that the phrase "the enlarged part of the dwellinghouse" within Part 1 Class A of the GPDO included only that which was being proposed under Part 1 Class A: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: DCLG has updated its “Permitted development rights for householders – Technical Guidance” document (April 2016) …

[NOTE: For other updates to the "Technical Guidance" document, please view the following posts:
- This post for the January 2013 updates.
- This post and this post for the October 2013 updates.
- This post for the April 2014 updates.
- This post for the April 2016 updates.
- This post for the April 2017 updates.]

Introduction:

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has updated its "Permitted development rights for householders - Technical Guidance" document. As such, the current and previous versions of the "Technical Guidance" document are now as follows: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Part 1 of the GPDO (06/04/2016) …

[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 06/04/2016: Continue reading

Various updates to the Planning Jungle website …

A significant number of updates have been made to the Planning Jungle website during the last week, as summarised below: 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: DCLG has updated its “Permitted Development for Householders – Technical Guidance” document (April 2014) …

[NOTE: For other updates to the "Technical Guidance" document, please view the following posts:
- This post for the January 2013 updates.
- This post and this post for the October 2013 updates.
- This post for the April 2014 updates.
- This post for the April 2016 updates.
- This post for the April 2017 updates.]

Introduction:

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has updated its "Permitted Development for Householders - Technical Guidance" document. As such, the current and previous versions of the "Technical Guidance" document are now as follows: 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

IMPORTANT: DCLG launches its “Planning Practice Guidance” website …

On 06/03/2014, DCLG launched the following "Planning Practice Guidance" website:

Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The Planning Inspectorate has advised its Inspectors that an HMO can benefit from Part 1 of the GPDO …

The following document has recently appeared on the Planning Portal website:

  • Advice produced by the Planning Inspectorate for use by its Inspectors - 15 January 2014 - Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and Permitted Development Rights (pdf).

UPDATE: The above document appeared on the Planning Portal website in January 2014 (and was available via this link), but was subsequently removed in 2015-2016. As such, it's difficult to know what weight should now be given to the above document. Continue reading

IMPORTANT: DCLG has updated its “Permitted Development for Householders – Technical Guidance” document (October 2013) to remove the reference to basements …

[NOTE: For other updates to the "Technical Guidance" document, please view the following posts:
- This post for the January 2013 updates.
- This post and this post for the October 2013 updates.
- This post for the April 2014 updates.
- This post for the April 2016 updates.
- This post for the April 2017 updates.]

Introduction:

Since the “Permitted Development for Householders – Technical Guidance” document was updated in October 2013, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has made further updates to this document on (at least) two separate occasions, but without changing the date of this document. This means that there are now three separate versions of the “Technical Guidance” document dated "October 2013". As such, the current and previous versions of the "Technical Guidance" document are now as follows: 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.

With regards to the consolidation of legislation, the press release states that the GPDO 1995 will be consolidated (albeit with reference to an incorrect number of amendments).  In addition, the "Red Tape Challenge" document (at the end of the press release) lists various other planning secondary legislation under the category "Improve (Merge/Simplify)", which indicates that such legislation might also be consolidated.  The latter includes the Advertisement Regulations 2007, the DMPO 2010, the LBCA Regulations 1990, and the UCO 1987, etc.  No timescales are set out for this process.

With regards to the reduction of legislation, the press release states that the government will "tackle unnecessary and overly burdensome requirements in the application process", although no further details are provided.  In addition, the "Red Tape Challenge" document lists various planning secondary legislation under the category "Scrap".  The latter includes legislation that has already been almost entirely superseded, such as the "Town and Country Planning (Inquiries Procedure) Rules 1992", as well as relatively obscure legislation, such as the "Town and Country Planning (Ironstone Areas Special Development) Order 1950", etc.

IMPORTANT: DCLG has updated its “Permitted Development for Householders – Technical Guidance” document (October 2013) …

[NOTE: For other updates to the "Technical Guidance" document, please view the following posts:
- This post for the January 2013 updates.
- This post and this post for the October 2013 updates.
- This post for the April 2014 updates.
- This post for the April 2016 updates.
- This post for the April 2017 updates.]

Introduction:

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has updated its "Permitted Development for Householders - Technical Guidance" document. As such, the current and previous versions of the "Technical Guidance" document are now as follows: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: High Court judgment about the 20cm set-back under Part 1 Class B of the GPDO …

Introduction:

The following High Court judgment, which was handed down on 18/06/2013, has found that the advice in the DCLG "Technical Guidance" document (August 2010, updated January 2013) is incorrect in relation to condition B.2(b) of Part 1 Class B of the GPDO 1995: Continue reading

“GPDO 1995 (Consolidated)” – updated to incorporate amendments to Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 24, 32, 41, 42 coming into force on 30/05/2013 …

The following new Statutory Instrument has been incorporated into the GPDO 1995 (Consolidated) document:

  • May 2013: SI 2013 No. 1101 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013 (pdf) (link).

The above SI amends the GPDO 1995 as follows:

  • Part 1: please see this post.
  • Parts 2, 3, 4, 8, 24, 32, 41, and 42: please see this post.

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Part 1 of the GPDO (30/05/2013) …

[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 30/05/2013:

New Legislation: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: DCLG has updated its “Permitted Development for Householders – Technical Guidance” document (January 2013) …

[NOTE: For other updates to the "Technical Guidance" document, please view the following posts:
- This post for the January 2013 updates.
- This post and this post for the October 2013 updates.
- This post for the April 2014 updates.
- This post for the April 2016 updates.
- This post for the April 2017 updates.]

Introduction:

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has updated its "Permitted Development for Householders - Technical Guidance" document. As such, the current and previous versions of the "Technical Guidance" document are now as follows: Continue reading