Category Archives: Other Parts of the GPDO – Summary of Amendments since 2013

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to the GPDO in relation to A4 buildings (pubs, etc) (23/05/2017) …

[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 23/05/2017: Continue reading

DCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (March 2017) …

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

Court of Appeal judgment about whether a condition removes permitted development rights under Part 3 of the GPDO (29/03/2017) …

Introduction:

The following Court of Appeal judgment about whether a condition removes permitted development rights under Part 3 of the GPDO (i.e. "Changes of use") was handed down on 29/03/2017: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Other Parts of the GPDO (06/04/2017) …

[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 06/04/2017: Continue reading

The government publishes the “Fixing our broken housing market – White Paper”, which includes a consultation (until 02/05/2017) on a wide range of planning proposals …

The government has published the following White Paper, which includes a consultation that runs for 12 weeks from 07/02/2017 until 02/05/2017: Continue reading

DCLG publishes the “government response to consultation” with respect to rural planning, along with a further consultation (until 02/05/2017) relating to agricultural PD rights …

DCLG has published the following government response to the "Rural Planning Review - Call for Evidence" (which ran for 10 weeks from 11/02/2016 until 21/04/2016), along with a further consultation relating to agricultural PD rights (which runs for 12 weeks from 07/02/2017 to 02/05/2017): Continue reading

DCLG publishes the “government response to consultation” with respect to additional storeys in London …

DCLG has published the following government response to the "Consultation on upward extensions in London" (which ran for 8 weeks from 18/02/2016 until 15/04/2016): Continue reading

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

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

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:

  • This 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: The government publishes consultation (until 15/04/2016) on a wide 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 set out by 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