Category Archives: Legislation – GPDO 1995

The Government indicates its intention to proceed with the proposed new PD rights for A1, A2, B1, C1, C2, C2A, D2, and agricultural properties …

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:

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IMPORTANT: DCLG launches its “Planning Practice Guidance” website …

On 06/03/2014, DCLG launched the following "Planning Practice Guidance" website:

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Part 3 Class J – Written statement to Parliament (February 2014), and transcript of the High Court judgment (December 2013) …

WRITTEN STATEMENT TO PARLIAMENT (FEBRUARY 2014):

Nick Boles MP (Planning Minister) has made the following written statement to Parliament about Part 3 Class J of the GPDO (i.e. office-to-residential conversions): Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The Planning Inspectorate has advised its Inspectors that an HMO can benefit from Part 1 of the GPDO …

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 government has announced its intention to consolidate various planning secondary legislation …

The government has announced its intention to "reduce and consolidate planning regulations", as set out by this press release dated 29/10/2013. Continue reading

IMPORTANT: “GPDO 1995 (Consolidated)” – updated to incorporate additional amendments to Part 31 from 01/10/2013 onwards …

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

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Checklist for LPAs …

This post provides a checklist of the main types of issues that LPAs should review before the 11 new SIs come into force on 01/10/2013: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Group 1 of 4 – CONSERVATION AREA CONSENT …

This group of new legislation relates to CONSERVATION AREA CONSENT.

GROUP 1 OF 4 - New Legislation - 4 new Statutory Instruments (SIs):

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11 new Statutory Instruments coming into force on 01/10/2013 …

List of 11 new Statutory Instruments (SIs) coming into force on 01/10/2013:

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IMPORTANT: Consultation on proposed new PD rights for A1, A2, B1, C1, C2, C2A, D2, and agricultural properties …

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

DCLG has published the following public consultation, which runs from 06/08/2013 to 15/10/2013: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: High Court judgment about the 20cm set-back under Part 1 Class B of the GPDO …

Introduction:

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

“GPDO 1995 (Consolidated)” – updated to incorporate amendments to Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 24, 32, 41, 42 coming into force on 30/05/2013 …

The following new Statutory Instrument has been incorporated into the GPDO 1995 (Consolidated) document:

  • May 2013: SI 2013 No. 1101 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013 (pdf) (link).

The above SI amends the GPDO 1995 as follows:

  • Part 1: please see this post.
  • Parts 2, 3, 4, 8, 24, 32, 41, and 42: please see this post.

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Part 1 of the GPDO (30/05/2013) …

[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 30/05/2013:

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IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Other Parts of the GPDO (30/05/2013) …

[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 30/05/2013:

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