Category Archives: Legislation – GPDO 2015

DCLG publishes the “government response to consultation” with respect to application fees, small sites register, local plans, testing competition, financial benefits, s106 dispute resolution, PD rights for schools, and statutory consultation …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post for the legislation with respect to PD rights for schools.]

DCLG has published the following government response to the "Technical consultation on implementation of planning changes" (which ran for 8 weeks from 18/02/2016 until 15/04/2016): Continue reading

IMPORTANT: High Court judgment about whether the excavation of a basement falls within the scope of Part 1 Class A of the GPDO (02/12/2016) …

The following High Court judgment about whether the excavation of a basement falls within the scope of Part 1 Class A of the GPDO was handed down on 02/12/2016: Continue reading

New Legislation – relating to PD rights for electronic communications code operators (24/11/2016) …

[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 24/11/2016: Continue reading

DCLG provides further information about the responses to the 2014 “Technical consultation on planning” …

Summary:

Following a freedom of information (FOI) request by the Planning Jungle website, DCLG has provided the following further information about the responses to the 2014 "Technical consultation on planning": Continue reading

IMPORTANT: High Court judgment about the phrase “the enlarged part of the dwellinghouse” within Part 1 Class A of the GPDO …

Introduction:

The "Landmark Chambers" website (link) states that the following High Court judgment has found that the phrase "the enlarged part of the dwellinghouse" within Part 1 Class A of the GPDO included only that which was being proposed under Part 1 Class A: Continue reading

DCLG publishes the “government response to consultation” (for the 2014 consultation) with respect to the GPDO and the Use Classes Order …

[NOTE: For the (previously published) legislation relating to this consultation, please view this post, this post, this post, this post, this post, and this post].

DCLG has published the following government response to the "Technical consultation on planning" (which ran for 8 weeks from 31/07/2014 until 26/09/2014): Continue reading

New Legislation – Housing and Planning Act 2016 …

On 12/05/2016 the "Housing and Planning Bill" was granted Royal Assent, and became the "Housing and Planning Act 2016": Continue reading

DCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (April 2016) …

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

NEW DOCUMENT: “GPDO 2015 (Consolidated)” …

This document provides a consolidated version of "The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015" (i.e. the "GPDO 2015"), and is available on the "GPDO 2015 (Consolidated)" page of this website.

Notes:

  • The above document currently incorporates the following 2 Statutory Instruments (SIs):
    - SI 2015 No. 596 (pdf) (link), which came into force on 15/04/2015.
    - SI 2016 No. 332 (pdf) (link), which comes into force on 06/04/2016.
  • This document is only accessible by members of the Planning Jungle website. As such, please do not distribute this document (either with or without alterations) to anyone outside of your organisation.

Further comments by the Planning Jungle website about the amendments to Part 3 Class O due to come into force on 06/04/2016 …

Introduction:

  • [Note: To view this information, please log onto the website as a member].

  • As summarised within this previous postPart 3 Class O of the GPDO (i.e. office-to-residential conversions) is due to be amended on 06/04/2016 by SI 2016 No. 332 (link). In the section towards the end of the above previous post, the Planning Jungle website made some comments about these amendments.
  • In this current post, the Planning Jungle website now makes some further comments, including the following:
    - 1) Information about appeal decisions that support the interpretation set out by the second point of the previous comments.
    - 2) Information about a Court of Appeal judgment that contradicts the interpretation set out by the third point of the previous comments.

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IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Part 1 of the GPDO (06/04/2016) …

[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 06/04/2016: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The government publishes a consultation (until 15/04/2016) on a range of planning proposals, including proposed changes to the GPDO …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent government "response" to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post for the "response" document with respect to neighbourhood planning.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to application fees, small sites register, local plans, testing competition, financial benefits, s106 dispute resolution, PD rights for schools, and statutory consultation.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to permission in principle and brownfield registers.
- Note: The "response" with respect to planning performance is shown within section 7 of this "Explanatory Memorandum" (pdf) (link).]

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 18/02/2016 until 15/04/2016: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The government publishes consultation (until 15/04/2016) relating to additional storeys in London (potentially via new PD rights) …

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

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 18/02/2016 until 15/04/2016: Continue reading

The government publishes consultation (until 21/04/2016) relating to rural planning …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent government "response" to this consultation, along with a "further" consultation, please view this post].

The government has published the following consultation (albeit a "Call for Evidence"), which runs for 10 weeks from 11/02/2016 until 21/04/2016: Continue reading

DCLG publishes the “government response to [further] consultation” with respect to the drilling of boreholes for site investigation and monitoring for petroleum exploration …

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

DCLG has published the following government response to the further consultation on the drilling of boreholes for site investigation and monitoring for petroleum exploration (which ran for 6 weeks from 13/08/2015 until 24/09/2015): Continue reading