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 AA - NEW PD RIGHTS for the enlargement of a dwellinghouse by the construction of [up to two additional storeys / one additional storey] on top of the dwellinghouse. 

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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 CLASS B - Part 1 Class B of the GPDO does not apply to a dwellinghouse that has been enlarged under Part 1 Class AA:

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PART 1 CLASSES A-H - 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 CLASSES A-H - Part 1 of the GPDO does not apply to a dwellinghouse that was built under Part 20:

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PART 1 PARAGRAPH I - Interpretation of Part 1:

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PART 1 (GENERAL) - Examples of insignificant amendments:

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GPDO (GENERAL) - An article 4 direction does not affect development where the developer has successfully completed the prior approval process before the article 4 direction comes into force:

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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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Updates relating to this page: