The "Use Classes Order 1987 - Quick Reference Guide" document has been updated to incorporate the amendments to the Use Classes Order 1987 and the GPDO 2015 made by SI 2021 No. 428 on 21/04/2021. This document is available via the "Use Classes Order 1987 - Quick Reference Guide" document page of the website, or via the following (direct) link:
[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post and this post for the legislation relating to permitted development rights.]
The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "Supporting housing delivery and public service infrastructure" (which ran for 8 weeks from 03/12/2020 until 28/01/2021): Continue reading →
The "Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee" (a "Commons Select Committee") has published the following "call for evidence", which runs for (approx) 5 weeks from 23/03/2021 until 30/04/2021: Continue reading →
In August 2020, "Rights : Community : Action" submitted an application for permission to apply for judicial review of the recent amendments to the GPDO 2015 and the Use Classes Order 1987. For reference, this consists of the amendments to the GPDO 2015 made by SI 2020 No. 755 and SI 2020 No. 756 (which came into force on 31/08/2020) and the amendments to the Use Classes Order 1987 made by SI 2020 No. 757 (which came in force on 01/09/2020).
The claim for judicial review was heard by the High Court in October 2020, and was dismissed by a judgment that was handed down on 17/11/2020.
For more information about this judicial review, please view this page on the "Rights : Community : Action" website (which includes a link to the transcript of the judgment on the Bailii.org website). "Rights : Community : Action" states that it intends to appeal.
[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view this post.]
The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "Freeports Consultation - Boosting Trade, Jobs and Investment Across the UK" (which initially ran for 10 weeks from 10/02/2020 until 20/04/2020, and was extended by 12 weeks until 13/07/2020): Continue reading →
[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this press release, please view this post.]
The government has issued the following press release, which states its intention that new homes delivered via permitted development rights will need to meet the nationally described space standard: Continue reading →