Part 1 of the GPDO – Official Documents

This page provides easy-to-use reference links to official documents relating to householder permitted development legislation (Part 1 of the GPDO):

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - CURRENT LEGISLATION:

  • April 2015: SI 2015 No. 596 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI replaced the whole of Part 1].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • April 2016: SI 2016 No. 332 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2016 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 1 Classes A to H].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • April 2017: SI 2017 No. 391 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2017 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 1 Class A].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post]
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  • April 2018 and June 2018: SI 2018 No. 119 - The Town and Country Planning (Local Authority Consultations etc.) (England) Order 2018 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 1 Class A].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • May 2019: SI 2019 No. 907 - The Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development, Advertisement and Compensation Amendments) (England) Regulations 2019 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 1 Class A].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • Note: A consolidated version of the whole of the GPDO 2015 is available on the GPDO 2015 (Consolidated) page.

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE GPDO 1995 AND THE GPDO 2015:

  • To match up the paragraph numbers between different versions of Part 1 of the GPDO, please click here.
  • On 15/04/2015, Part 1 of the GPDO 1995 was replaced with Part 1 of the GPDO 2015. For more details, please view the "Detailed comparison between the GPDO 1995 and the GPDO 2015" document on the GPDO 2015 (Consolidated) page.

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - SUPERSEDED LEGISLATION:

  • October 2008: SI 2008 No. 2362 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2008 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI replaced the whole of Part 1].
  • October 2008: SI 2008 No. 2362 - Correction (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This was a minor correction to the above SI].
  • May 2013: SI 2013 No. 1101 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 1 Class A].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • April 2014: SI 2014 No. 564 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment and Consequential Provisions) (England) Order 2014 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 1 Classes A to H].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • Note: A consolidated version of the whole of the GPDO 1995 is available on the GPDO 1995 (Consolidated) (Superseded) page.

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - CURRENT GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS:

  • May 2009: Guidance on the Permeable Surfacing of Front Gardens (pdf) (link).
  • August 2019: Notification of a proposed larger Home Extension (Version 1.3) (pdf) (link).
  • September 2019: Permitted development rights for householders - Technical Guidance (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • Ongoing (from March 2014 onwards): MHCLG "Planning practice guidance" (link).
    - Section: "What are permitted development rights" (link).

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE MHCLG "TECHNICAL GUIDANCE" DOCUMENT:

  • To match up the page numbers between different versions of the MHCLG "Technical Guidance" document, please click here.

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - SUPERSEDED GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS:

  • November 2005: Circular 10/2005 - Permitted development rights for antennas (pdf).
  • September 2008: Guidance on the Permeable Surfacing of Front Gardens (pdf).
  • December 2008: Informal Views from Communities and Local Government (pdf).
  • January 2009: Informal Views from Communities and Local Government (pdf).
  • August 2010: Permitted Development for Householders - Technical Guidance (pdf).
  • January 2013: Permitted Development for Householders - Technical Guidance (pdf).
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • May 2013: Larger Home Extensions - Neighbour Consultation Scheme (pdf).
  • June 2013: Larger Home Extensions - Neighbour Consultation Scheme (Version 1.1) (pdf).
  • October 2013: Permitted Development for Householders - Technical Guidance (as amended on 29/10/2013) (pdf).
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • October 2013: Permitted Development for Householders - Technical Guidance (as amended on 20/11/2013) (pdf).
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • October 2013: Permitted Development for Householders - Technical Guidance (as amended on 17/12/2013) (pdf).
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • January 2014: Advice produced by the Planning Inspectorate for use by its Inspectors - 15 January 2014 - Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and Permitted Development Rights (pdf).
  • April 2014: Permitted Development for Householders - Technical Guidance (pdf).
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • June 2015: Larger Home Extensions - Neighbour Consultation Scheme (Version 1.2) (pdf).
  • March 2016: Notification of a Proposed Larger Home Extension (Version 1) (pdf).
  • April 2016: Permitted development rights for householders - Technical Guidance (pdf).
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • April 2017: Permitted development rights for householders - Technical Guidance (pdf).
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • May 2019: Notification of a proposed larger Home Extension (Version 1.2) (pdf).

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2008 No. 2362:

  • May 2007: Householder Development Consents Review - Implementation of Recommendations (pdf) (link).
  • May 2007: Changes to Permitted Development - Consultation Paper 2 - Permitted Development Rights for Householders (pdf) (link).
  • November 2007: Permitted Development Rights for Householders - Summary of Responses to Consultation (pdf) (link).
  • November 2007: Permitted Development Rights for Householders - Government Response to Consultation Replies (pdf) (link).
  • February 2008: Impact Assessment - Permeable Surfaces (pdf) (link).
  • September 2008: Letter from DCLG to Chief Planning Officers introducing the new Part 1 of the GPDO (pdf).
  • October 2008: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2008 No. 2362 (pdf) (link).
  • December 2008: Changes to Permitted Development Rights - Impact Assessment (pdf) (link).

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2013 No. 1101:

  • November 2012: Extending permitted development rights for homeowners and businesses – Technical consultation (pdf) (link).
  • December 2012: The Committee's response to Government's consultation on permitted development rights for homeowners (pdf) (link).
  • May 2013: Extending permitted development rights for homeowners and businesses – Technical consultation - Summary of responses (pdf) (link).
  • May 2013: Extending permitted development rights for homeowners and businesses - Impact assessment (pdf) (link).
  • May 2013: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2013 No. 1101 (pdf) (link).

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2014 No. 564:

  • February 2014: Impact Assessment for SI 2014 No. 564 (pdf) (link).
  • March 2014: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2014 No. 564 (pdf) (link).

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2015 No. 596:

  • July 2014: Technical consultation on planning (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2015: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2015 No. 596 and SI 2015 No. 597 and SI 2015 No. 598 (pdf) (link).
  • March 2015: Impact Assessment for SI 2015 No. 596 and SI 2015 No. 597 (pdf) (link).
  • March 2015: Letter from DCLG to Chief Planning Officers prior to the General Election (pdf) (link).
  • May 2016: Reducing planning regulations to support housing, high streets and growth - Government response to the consultation (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2016 No. 332:

  • July 2014: Technical consultation on planning (pdf) (link).
  • March 2016: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2016 No. 331 and SI 2016 No. 332 (pdf) (link).
  • May 2016: Reducing planning regulations to support housing, high streets and growth - Government response to the consultation (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2017 No. 391:

  • June 2016: Information about the "Hilton" High Court judgment (link).
  • March 2017: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2017 No. 391 and SI 2017 No. 392 (pdf) (link).

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2018 No. 119:

  • January 2018: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2018 No. 119 (pdf) (link).

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2019 No. 907:

  • October 2018: Planning Reform - Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2019: Written statement to Parliament by James Brokenshire MP (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • May 2019: Government response to consultation on Planning Reform - Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes (May 2019) (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • May 2019: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2019 No. 907 (pdf) (link).

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR CURRENT PROPOSALS RELATING TO UPWARD EXTENSIONS:

  • For information about the current proposals for new PD rights for extending buildings upwards to create additional new homes, or to enlarge an existing home, please view the above background documents for SI 2019 No. 907.

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SUPERSEDED PROPOSALS RELATING TO UPWARD EXTENSIONS IN LONDON:

  • February 2016: Consultation on upward extensions in London (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • February 2017: Summary of responses to the technical consultation on implementation of planning changes, consultation on upward extensions and Rural Planning Review Call for Evidence (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - OTHER (GENERAL) BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS:

  • September 2003: Review of Permitted Development Rights (pdf) (link).
  • July 2006: Householder Development Consents Review - Steering Group Report (pdf) (link).
  • July 2006: Householder Development Consents Review - Appendix 1 - Making the System More Proportionate (pdf) (link).
  • July 2006: Householder Development Consents Review - Appendix 2 - Survey of Applicants and Neighbours (pdf) (link).
  • July 2006: Barker Review of Land Use Planning - Interim Report - Analysis (pdf).
  • October 2006: Householder Development Consents Review - Race Equality Impact Assessment 2/2006 (pdf) (link).
  • December 2006: Barker Review of Land Use Planning - Final Report - Recommendations (pdf).
  • May 2007: Planning for a Sustainable Future - White Paper (pdf) (link).
  • November 2008: Supplementary Report - Basement Extensions - Householder Development Consents Review (pdf) (link).
  • November 2008: The Killian Pretty Review - Planning applications - A faster and more responsive system - Final Report (pdf) (link).
  • March 2009: Government Response to the Killian Pretty Review (pdf) (link).
  • July 2009: Taking forward the Government’s response to the Killian Pretty Review - Progress Report (pdf) (link).
  • July 2015: Fixing the foundations - Creating a more prosperous nation (pdf) (link).
  • August 2015: Towards a one nation economy - A 10-point plan for boosting productivity in rural areas (pdf) (link).

PART 1 OF THE GPDO - HISTORY OF THE GPDO:

  • The Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1948.
    - Note: Click here to view the original SI on the government website.
  • The Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1959.
    - Note: The above SI is not currently available on the government website.
  • The Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1963.
    - Note: The above SI is not currently available on the government website.
  • The Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1973.
    - Note: Click here to view the original SI on the government website.
  • The Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1977.
    - Note: Click here to view the original SI on the government website.
  • The Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1988.
    - Note: Click here to view the original SI on the government website
  • The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995.
    - Note: Click here to view the consolidated version on the Planning Jungle website.
  • The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.
    - Note: Click here to view the consolidated version on the Planning Jungle website.
  • Note: Paragraph 28 of the this High Court judgment (free-to-view transcript on the Bailii.org website) lists the above Orders between 1948 and 1988 (inclusive).
  • Note: The above links to the "original" SIs do not show any subsequent amendment SIs.

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