Category Archives: Legislation – GPDO 2015

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

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

IMPORTANT: The government states its intention to proceed with most of the proposals within the recent “Planning Reform …” consultation …

[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

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

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

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (November 2018) …

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

IMPORTANT: The government publishes a consultation (until 14/01/2019) on a range of planning proposals, including proposed changes to the GPDO and the UCO …

[UPDATE: For a subsequent written statement to Parliament, which states the government's intention to proceed with most of the proposals within this consultation, please view this post.]

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

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 11 weeks from 29/10/2018 until 14/01/2019: Continue reading

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (September 2018) …

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

IMPORTANT: The government updates the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) (July 2018) …

[UPDATE: For subsequent updates to the NPPF in February 2019, please view this post.]

The government has published an updated version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on 24/07/2018: Continue reading

The government publishes its response to the consultation relating to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) …

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

The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "National Planning Policy Framework - Consultation proposals" (which ran for 9 1/2 weeks from 05/03/2018 until 10/05/2018): Continue reading

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (April 2018) …

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

IMPORTANT: There appears to be a significant loophole within Part 3 Class Q of the GPDO …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this loophole, 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.

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