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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  • 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PART 1 OF THE GPDO - SUPERSEDED LEGISLATION: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).
  • 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) (link).
  • March 2016: Notification of a Proposed Larger Home Extension - Guidance Note (Version 1) (pdf) (link).
  • April 2017: 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): DCLG "Planning Practice Guidance" (PPG) (link).
    - Section: "What are permitted development rights" (link).

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

  • To match up the page numbers between different versions of the DCLG "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].
  • 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).
  • April 2016: Permitted development rights for householders - Technical Guidance (pdf).
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].

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 a summary of 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 a summary of 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 a summary of 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 SUPERSEDED PROPOSALS:

  • Note: the government does not intend to proceed with these proposals.
  • February 2016: Consultation on upward extensions in London (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For a summary of 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 a summary of 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.
  • The Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1959.
  • The Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1963.
  • The Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1973.
  • The Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1977.
  • The Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1988.
  • The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995.
  • The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.
  • For reference, paragraph 28 of the following High Court judgment lists the above Orders between 1948 and 1988 (inclusive):
    http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2010/2367.html
    (free-to-view transcript on the Bailii.org website)

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