Part 1 of the GPDO – Summary of Amendments since 2013

This page provides a summary of the amendments since 2013 to Part 1 of the GPDO.

Note: For a summary of the amendments since 2013 to other Parts of the GPDO, please view this page.

Statutory Instruments (SIs):

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PART 1 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to allow certain houses to erect a larger rear extension:

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PART 1 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to remove the loophole that allowed certain houses to erect a front extension:

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PART 1 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS to clarify the requirement for an extension with more than a single storey to be at least 7m from the rear boundary of the host property:

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PART 1 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS in relation to the phrases "the enlarged part of the dwellinghouse" and the "total enlargement":

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PART 1 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS in relation to condition B.2(b) (i.e. the 20cm set-back from the eaves, etc):

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PART 1 (GENERAL) - NEW definition of "highway" (and "unadopted street"):

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PART 1 (GENERAL) - Part 1 of the GPDO does not apply to a dwellinghouse that was converted under Part 3 Classes M, N, P, PA, or Q:

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PART 1 (GENERAL) - Part 1 of the GPDO does not apply to a dwellinghouse that was built under Part 20:

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PART 1 (GENERAL) - Examples of insignificant amendments:

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GPDO (GENERAL) - Article 4 directions do not affect development where the applicant has successfully completed the prior approval process:

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GPDO (GENERAL) - Article 7 of the GPDO (reference to a "longer period" for applications for prior approval):

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GPDO (GENERAL) - Confirmation that it's possible to submit an appeal if the LPA refuses an application for prior approval:

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GPDO (GENERAL) - For the purpose of calculating the minimum consultation period (for certain Classes), any day which is a public holiday must be disregarded:

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GPDO (GENERAL) - CURRENT PROPOSALS for NEW PD RIGHTS for extending buildings upwards to create additional new homes, or to enlarge an existing home:

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GPDO (GENERAL) - SUPERSEDED PROPOSALS for NEW PD RIGHTS for upward extensions in London:

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