Category Archives: Legislation

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

The government publishes its response to the consultation relating to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) …

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

The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "Reforming developer contributions - Technical consultation on draft regulations" (which ran for 6 weeks from 20/12/2018 until 31/01/2019): Continue reading

The “Use Classes Order 1987 – Quick Reference Guide” document has been updated to incorporate the amendments to Parts 3 and 4 of the GPDO made by SI 2019 No. 907 on 25/05/2019 …

The "Use Classes Order 1987 - Quick Reference Guide" document has been updated to incorporate the amendments to Parts 3 and 4 of the GPDO made by SI 2019 No. 907 on 25/05/2019. This document is available via the above page of the website, or via the following (direct) link:

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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: New Legislation – Amendments to Other Parts of the GPDO (25/05/2019) …

[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 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 for the legislation relating to Part 1 of the GPDO.
- This post for the legislation relating to Other Parts of the GPDO.
- 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