Category Archives: IMPORTANT

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to the GPDO in relation to A4 buildings (pubs, etc) (23/05/2017) …

[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 23/05/2017: 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.]

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: New Legislation – Amendments to Other Parts of the GPDO (06/04/2017) …

[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 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

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

IMPORTANT: The government publishes consultation (until 15/04/2016) on a wide range of planning proposals, including proposed changes to the GPDO …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent government "response" to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post for the "response" document with respect to neighbourhood planning.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to application fees, small sites register, local plans, testing competition, financial benefits, s106 dispute resolution, PD rights for schools, and statutory consultation.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to permission in principle and brownfield registers.
- Note: The "response" with respect to planning performance is set out by section 7 of this "Explanatory Memorandum" (pdf) (link).]

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 18/02/2016 until 15/04/2016: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The government publishes consultation (until 15/04/2016) relating to additional storeys in London (potentially via new PD rights) …

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

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 18/02/2016 until 15/04/2016: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – the GPDO 2015 (15/04/2015) – Amendments to Parts 2 and 5-19 …

[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) came into force on 15/04/2015: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – the GPDO 2015 (15/04/2015) – Amendments to Parts 3 and 4 …

[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 15/04/2015: 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: DCLG has updated its “Planning Practice Guidance” website to include a new section relating to Part 3 Classes M, MA, and MB of the GPDO …

On 05/03/2015, DCLG updated its "Planning Practice Guidance" website to include the following new section relating to Part 3 Classes M, MA, and MB of the GPDO: Continue reading

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

[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: There appears to be a major loophole within the GPDO that would allow virtually any C3 house (or flat) to be converted (over time) into multiple C3 flats without planning permission from the Council …

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

There appears to be a major loophole within the GPDO that would allow virtually any C3 house (or flat) to be converted (over time) into multiple C3 flats without planning permission from the Council, as detailed below:

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