Category Archives: Legislation – Use Classes Order 1987

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

[UPDATE: For the subsequent updates to the NPPF relating to this consultation, please view this post.]
[UPDATE: For the subsequent publication of the "National Model Design Code", please view this post.]

The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "National Planning Policy Framework and National Model Design Code - consultation proposals" (which ran for 8 weeks from 30/01/2021 until 27/03/2021): Continue reading

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (July 2021) …

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 03/06/2021) relating to PD rights …

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

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 3 weeks from 13/05/2021 until 03/06/2021: Continue reading

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 …

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:

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IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Other Parts of the GPDO (21/04/2021) …

[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 21/04/2021: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The government publishes its response to the “Supporting housing delivery and public service infrastructure” consultation …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post, this post, this post, and this post for the legislation relating to permitted development rights.
- This post for the legislation relating to fees.
- This post for the legislation relating to public service infrastructure development]

[UPDATE: For a subsequent further consultation, please view this post.]

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

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (April 2021) …

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

MHCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (February 2021) …

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

The government publishes a consultation (until 27/03/2021) relating to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the National Model Design Code …

[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 30/01/2021 until 27/03/2021: Continue reading

The government publishes its response to the “Living with Beauty” report …

The government has published the following response to the "Living with Beauty" report (by the "Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission"): Continue reading

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

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 28/01/2021) on a range of planning proposals, including proposed changes to the GPDO …

[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 03/12/2020 until 28/01/2021: Continue reading

The claim (by “Rights : Community : Action”) for judicial review of the recent amendments to the GPDO 2015 and the Use Classes Order 1987 has been dismissed …

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.

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

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 the Use Classes Order 1987 made by SI 2020 No. 757 on 01/09/2020 …

The "Use Classes Order 1987 - Quick Reference Guide" document has been updated to incorporate the amendments to the Use Classes Order 1987 made by SI 2020 No. 757 on 01/09/2020. This document is available via the above page of the website, or via the following (direct) link:

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An application has been submitted (by the “Rights : Community : Action” group) for permission to apply for judicial review of the recent amendments to the GPDO 2015 and the Use Classes Order 1987 …

[UPDATE: The claim for judicial review was subsequently dismissed by a judgment that was handed down on 17/11/2020 - for more information, please view this post.]

An application has been submitted 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 (due to come into force on 31/08/2020) and the amendments to the Use Classes Order 1987 made by SI 2020 No. 757 (due to come in force on 01/09/2020).

For more information about this judicial review, please view this post on Martin Goodall's "Planning Law Blog".

IMPORTANT: The government publishes a consultation (until 29/10/2020) on significant changes to the planning system …

The government has published the following White Paper, which includes a consultation that runs for 12 weeks from 06/08/2020 until 29/10/2020: Continue reading