Category Archives: Legislation

MHCLG publishes its “Coronavirus (COVID-19): planning update” (May 2020) …

MHCLG has published the following "Coronavirus (COVID-19): planning update": Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to the GPDO relating to emergency development by local authorities or health service bodies (09/04/2020) …

[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 09/04/2020 (at 10am): Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to the GPDO relating to the temporary provision of takeaway food (24/03/2020) …

[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 24/03/2020 (at 10am): Continue reading

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

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

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

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

The government publishes its response to the consultation relating to electricity storage, along with a further consultation (until 10/12/2019) relating to electricity storage …

The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "Consultation on proposals regarding the planning system for electricity storage" (which ran for 10 weeks from 14/01/2019 until 25/03/2019), along with a further consultation (which runs for 8 weeks from 15/10/2019 until 10/12/2019): 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 …

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

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

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