Category Archives: Part 1 of the GPDO – Summary of Amendments since 2013

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 …

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".

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

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 Part 1 of the GPDO (01/08/2020) …

[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 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 01/08/2020: Continue reading

The government announces its intention to make further changes to the planning system, including PD rights …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post and this post for the legislation relating to Part 1 of the GPDO.
- This post and this post for the legislation relating to Other Parts of the GPDO.]

[UPDATE: For the subsequent "Planning for the Future - White Paper", please view this post.]

[UPDATE: For the subsequent "Changes to the current planning system - Consultation on changes to planning policy and regulations", please view this post.]

The government has published the following policy paper, which sets out the government's intention to make further changes to the planning system, including permitted development rights: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: MHCLG has updated its “Permitted development rights for householders – Technical Guidance” document (September 2019) …

[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 Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has updated its "Permitted development rights 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: There appears to be a potential pitfall with the fee for an application for prior approval under Part 1 Class A of the GPDO …

[UPDATE: On 01/08/2020, this potential pitfall was removed by SI 2020 No. 632 (note: for more information, please view this post)].

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

IMPORTANT: The government publishes its response to the “Planning Reform …” consultation …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post, this post, and this post for the legislation relating to Part 1 of the GPDO.
- This post, this post, and this post for the legislation relating to Other Parts of the GPDO.
- This post and this post for the legislation relating to the Advertisement Regulations 2007.
- This post and this post for the legislation relating to the Fees Regulations 2012.
- This post for the legislation relating to the Use Classes Order 1987.]

The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "Planning Reform - Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes" (which ran for 11 weeks from 29/10/2018 until 14/01/2019): Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The government states its intention to proceed with most of the proposals within the recent “Planning Reform …” consultation …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent government response to this consultation, please view this post.]

James Brokenshire MP (Secretary of State for MHCLG) has made the following written statement to Parliament, which states the government's intention to proceed with most of the proposals within the recent "Planning Reform ..." consultation: Continue reading

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

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

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (November 2018) …

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

IMPORTANT: The government publishes a consultation (until 14/01/2019) on a range of planning proposals, including proposed changes to the GPDO and the Use Classes Order …

[UPDATE: For a subsequent written statement to Parliament, which states the government's intention to proceed with most of the proposals within this consultation, please view this post.]

[UPDATE: For the subsequent government response to this consultation, please view this post.]

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 11 weeks from 29/10/2018 until 14/01/2019: 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: 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.
- This post for the September 2019 updates]

Introduction:

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has updated its "Permitted development rights 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: 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 publishes the “government response to consultation” with respect to additional storeys in London …

DCLG has published the following government response to the "Consultation on upward extensions in London" (which ran for 8 weeks from 18/02/2016 until 15/04/2016): 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