Category Archives: Part 1 of the GPDO – Official Documents

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.
- This post for the September 2019 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. Continue reading

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.
- This post for the September 2019 updates]

Introduction:

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has updated its "Permitted Development for Householders - Technical Guidance" document (note: this document provides advice relating to Part 1 of the GPDO). 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.
- This post for the September 2019 updates]

Introduction:

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has updated its "Permitted Development for Householders - Technical Guidance" document (note: this document provides advice relating to Part 1 of the GPDO). As such, the current and previous versions of the "Technical Guidance" document are now as follows: Continue reading