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

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

The Government reiterates its intention to make further changes to the planning system, including Part 3 Class O of the GPDO …

The Government has recently issued the following press releases, which reiterate its intention to make further changes to the planning system: Continue reading

DCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (October 2015) …

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

The Government states (again) its intention to make further changes to the planning system, including PD rights …

In July 2015, the HM Treasury document titled "Fixing the foundations - Creating a more prosperous nation" (aka the "productivity plan") was published (for further info, please view this post). Now, in August 2015, the following DEFRA document (aka the "rural productivity plan") also sets out the Government's intention to make further changes to the planning system, including permitted development rights: Continue reading

DCLG publishes the “government response to consultation” with respect to the drilling of boreholes for groundwater monitoring for petroleum exploration, along with a further consultation (until 24/09/2015) relating to petroleum exploration …

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

DCLG has published the following government response to the consultation on the drilling of boreholes for groundwater monitoring for petroleum exploration (which ran for 6 weeks from 05/03/2015 until 16/04/2015), along with a further consultation relating to petroleum exploration (which runs for 6 weeks from 13/08/2015 until 24/09/2015): Continue reading

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

The following HM Treasury document (aka the "productivity plan") sets out the Government's intention to make further changes to the planning system, including permitted development rights: Continue reading

Various updates to the Planning Jungle website …

A significant number of updates have been made to the Planning Jungle website during the last week, as summarised below: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – the GPDO 2015 (15/04/2015) – Amendments to Parts 2 and 5-19 …

[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 15/04/2015: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – the GPDO 2015 (15/04/2015) – Amendments to Parts 3 and 4 …

[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 15/04/2015: Continue reading

DCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (March 2015) …

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – 16 new Statutory Instruments and 2 new Directions are due to come into force, mostly between 01/04/2015 and 15/04/2015…

The following 16 new Statutory Instruments (SIs) and 2 new Directions are due to come into force, mostly between 01/04/2015 and 15/04/2015: Continue reading

New Legislation – relating to the removal of PD rights for certain A4 buildings (pubs, etc), including those that are on the “list of assets of community value” (06/04/2015) …

[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 06/04/2015: Continue reading

The government publishes consultation (until 16/04/2015) relating to the drilling of boreholes for groundwater monitoring for petroleum exploration …

[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, which runs for 6 weeks from 05/03/2015 until 16/04/2015: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: DCLG has updated its “Planning Practice Guidance” website to include a new section relating to Part 3 Classes M, MA, and MB of the GPDO …

On 05/03/2015, DCLG updated its "Planning Practice Guidance" website to include the following new section relating to Part 3 Classes M, MA, and MB of the GPDO: Continue reading

DCLG publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (January 2015) …

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading

The Government states its intention to remove PD rights for pubs that are listed as assets of community value …

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

Kris Hopkins (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government) has made the following written statement to Parliament, which states that the government intends to remove PD rights for pubs that are listed as assets of community value:

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NEW PAGE: “Part 3 of the GPDO – Information about Appeal Decisions” …

The Part 3 of the GPDO – Information about Appeal Decisions page on this website provides information about where to find appeal decisions relating to Part 3 of the GPDO (i.e. “changes of use and associated operational development”).

The above page not only provides links to several other documents on the website, but also provides informal lists of prior approval appeals relating to Part 3 Classes K, M and MA. These lists currently include the following: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: The government publishes a consultation (until 26/09/2014) on a range of planning proposals, including proposed changes to the GPDO and the Use Classes Order …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent government "response" to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post for the "response" document with respect to the GPDO and the Use Classes Order.

- This post for the "response" document with respect to the deemed discharge of planning conditions.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to the use of planning conditions.

- This post for the "response" document with respect to changes to Development Consent Orders for nationally significant infrastructure projects.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to the consent process for nationally significant infrastructure projects.

- This post for the "response" document with respect to neighbourhood planning.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to environmental impact assessments.
- This post for the "response" document with respect to planning application processes.]

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 31/07/2014 until 26/09/2014: Continue reading