[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]
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 →
[UPDATE: On 01/08/2020, this potential pitfall was removed by SI 2020 No. 632 (note: for more information, please view this post)].
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 →
[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- 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 and the Advertisement Regulations 2007.
- This post for the legislation relating to the Fees Regulations 2012.]
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 →
[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 →
[UPDATE: On 25/05/2019, this potential significant loophole was removed by SI 2019 No. 907 (note: for more information, please view this post)].
There appears to be a significant loophole within Part 3 Class Q of the GPDO that would allow an agricultural building to be converted into (say) 5 dwellinghouses each with a floor space of more than 465m2.