Category Archives: Legislation – GPDO 2015

MHCLG publishes its “Coronavirus (COVID-19): planning update” (May 2020) …

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published the following "Coronavirus (COVID-19): planning update": Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to the GPDO relating to emergency development by local authorities or health service bodies (09/04/2020) …

[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) came into force on 09/04/2020 (at 10am): Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to the GPDO relating to the temporary provision of takeaway food (24/03/2020) …

[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) came into force on 24/03/2020 (at 10am): Continue reading

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (March 2020) …

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

The government states its intention to make further changes to the planning system, including PD rights …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post and this post for the legislation relating to Part 1 of the GPDO.
- This post and this post for the legislation relating to Other Parts of the GPDO.]

[UPDATE: For the subsequent "Planning for the Future - White Paper", please view this post.]

[UPDATE: For the subsequent "Changes to the current planning system - Consultation on changes to planning policy and regulations", please view this post.]

The government has published the following policy paper, which sets out the government's intention to make further changes to the planning system, including permitted development rights: Continue reading

The government publishes a consultation (until 20/04/2020) relating to freeports …

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

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 10 weeks from 10/02/2020 until 20/04/2020 (update: this consultation was extended by 12 weeks until 13/07/2020): Continue reading

The government publishes a consultation (until 04/11/2019) relating to PD rights to support the deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage …

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

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for (approx) 10 weeks from 27/08/2019 until 04/11/2019: 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 …

[UPDATE: On 01/08/2020, this potential pitfall was removed by SI 2020 No. 632 (note: for more information, please view this post)].

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) …

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": 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, this post, and this post for the legislation relating to Part 1 of the GPDO.
- This post, this post, and this post for the legislation relating to Other Parts of the GPDO.
- This post and this post for the legislation relating to the Advertisement Regulations 2007.
- This post, this post, and this post for the legislation relating to the Fees Regulations 2012.
- This post for the legislation relating to the Use Classes Order 1987.]

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) …

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

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

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (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 Use Classes Order …

[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) …

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading