Nick Boles MP (Planning Minister) has made the following written statement to Parliament, the second part of which relates to the proposed new PD rights for A1, A2, B1, C1, C2, C2A, D2, and agricultural properties:
The following document has recently appeared on the Planning Portal website:
Advice produced by the Planning Inspectorate for use by its Inspectors - 15 January 2014 - Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and Permitted Development Rights (pdf).
UPDATE: The above document appeared on the Planning Portal website in January 2014 (and was available via this link), but was subsequently removed in 2015-2016. As such, it's difficult to know what weight should now be given to the above document. Continue reading →
The HM Treasury "Autumn Statement 2013" document (link) indicates that the government is due to consult on proposed new PD rights to allow changes of use from A1 to A3, and from A1 to D2. For reference, the above document states the following: Continue reading →
The "GPDO 1995 (Consolidated)" document on this website has been updated to incorporate the following new Statutory Instrument (SI), which made additional amendments to Part 31 (Demolition of buildings) from 01/10/2013 onwards: Continue reading →
The following High Court judgment, which was handed down on 18/06/2013, has found that the advice in the DCLG "Technical Guidance" document (August 2010, updated January 2013) is incorrect in relation to condition B.2(b) of Part 1 Class B of the GPDO 1995: Continue reading →