Other Parts of the GPDO – Summary of Amendments since 2013

This page provides a summary of the amendments since 2013 to other Parts of the GPDO (i.e. other than Part 1 of the GPDO).

Note: For a summary of the amendments since 2013 to Part 1 of the GPDO, please view this page.

Statutory Instruments (SIs):

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PART 2 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for schools and nurseries to erect higher gates, fences, walls, etc:

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PART 2 CLASS E - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for an upstand and outlet for recharging electric vehicles:

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PART 3 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from either A3 or A5 to either A1 or A2:

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PART 3 CLASS AA - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from A4 to a "drinking establishment with expanded food provision", and vice versa:

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PART 3 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from A5 to A3:

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PART 3 CLASS C - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of A1, A2, a "betting office", a "pay day loan shop", or a "casino" to A3:

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PART 3 CLASS D - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from A1 to A2:

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PART 3 CLASS E - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of A2, a "betting office", or a "payday loan shop" to A1:

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PART 3 CLASS F - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from either a "betting office" or a "pay day loan shop" to A2:

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PART 3 CLASS G - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of A1, A2, a "betting office", or a "pay day loan shop" to any of A1+flat(s), A2+flat(s), etc:

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PART 3 CLASS H - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of A1+flat(s), A2+flat(s), a "betting office"+flat(s), or a "pay day loan shop"+flat(s) to any of A1, A2, etc:

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PART 3 CLASS I - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from either B2 or B8 to B1, or from either B1 or B2 to B8:

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PART 3 CLASS J - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of A1, A2, a "betting office", or a "pay day loan shop" to D2:

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PART 3 CLASS JA - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of A1, A2, A5, a "betting office", a "pay day loan shop", or a "launderette" to B1(a):

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PART 3 CLASS L - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from C3 to C4, and from C4 to C3:

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PART 3 CLASS M - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of A1, A2, A5, A1+dwellinghouse, A2+dwellinghouse, etc to C3:

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PART 3 CLASS N - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from either an "amusement arcade or centre" or a "casino" to C3:

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PART 3 CLASS O - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from B1(a) to C3:

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PART 3 CLASS P - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from B8 to C3 during the 7 year period from 15/04/2015 to 09/06/2022 (subject to successfully completing the prior approval process before 10/06/2019):

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PART 3 CLASS PA - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from B1(c) to C3 during the 6 year period from 01/10/2017 to 30/09/2023 (subject to successfully completing the prior approval process before 01/10/2020):

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PART 3 CLASS Q - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from an agricultural building to C3:

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PART 3 CLASS R - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from an agricultural building to a "flexible use" (i.e. A1, A2, A3, B1, B8, C1, or D2):

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PART 3 CLASS S - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from an agricultural building to either a "state-funded school" or a "registered nursery":

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PART 3 CLASS T - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of B1, C1, C2, C2A, or D2 to either a "state-funded school" or a "registered nursery":

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PART 3 CLASS U - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from either a "state-funded school" or a "registered nursery" permitted by Part 3 Class T to the "previous lawful use of the land":

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PART 3 CLASS V - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for a change of use from a use permitted by a PP to another use that would have been specifically authorised by that PP:

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PART 3 PARAGRAPH W - Procedure for applications for prior approval under Part 3:

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PART 3 PARAGRAPH X - Interpretation of Part 3:

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PART 4 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the temporary use of land for any purpose for up to 28 days per calendar year:

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PART 4 CLASS BA - NEW PD RIGHTS for the additional temporary use of land for any purpose for up to 28 days during the 1 year period from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021:

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PART 4 CLASS C - NEW PD RIGHTS for the use of a site (i.e. a building and any land within its curtilage) as a temporary "state-funded school" for 2 academic years:

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PART 4 CLASS CA - NEW PD RIGHTS for the provision of a temporary "state-funded school" on "vacant commercial land" (i.e. B1, C1, C2, C2A, or D2, where all buildings have been demolished) for up to 3 academic years:

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PART 4 CLASS D - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of A1, A2, A3, A5, B1, D1, D2, a "betting office", or a "pay day loan shop" to a temporary "flexible use" (i.e. A1, A2, A3, B1, D1(a), D1(d), D1(e), D1(f), or D1(g)) for a single continuous period of up to 3 years:

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PART 4 CLASS DA - NEW PD RIGHTS for a change of use from any of A3, A4, A3+A4, or a "drinking establishment with expanded food provision" to a temporary use for the "provision of takeaway food" during the 2 year period from 24/03/2020 to 23/03/2022:

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PART 4 CLASS E - NEW PD RIGHTS for the temporary use of land or buildings for the purposes of "commercial film-making" for up to 9 months in any 27 month period:

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PART 6 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for agricultural development on units of 5 hectares or more:

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PART 6 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for agricultural development on units of less than 5 hectares:

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PART 7 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the extension or alteration of a "shop" or a "financial or professional services establishment":

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PART 7 CLASS C - NEW PD RIGHTS for the erection of a "collection facility" within the curtilage of a shop:

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PART 7 CLASS D - NEW PD RIGHTS for the "modification of a loading bay of a shop":

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PART 7 CLASS F - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the extension or alteration of an "office building":

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PART 7 CLASS G - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the provision of a hard surface within the curtilage of an "office building":

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PART 7 CLASS H - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the erection, extension, or alteration of an "industrial building" or a "warehouse":

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PART 7 CLASS L - NEW PD RIGHTS for development on land used for the purposes of a "waste management facility":

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PART 7 CLASS M - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the erection, extension, or alteration of a "school, college, university or hospital building":

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PART 7 CLASS N - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the provision or replacement of a hard surface within the curtilage of any "school, college, university or hospital":

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PART 8 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for development by statutory undertakers in respect of "dock, pier, harbour, water transport, or canal or inland navigation undertakings":

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PART 9 CLASS C - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for development by transport undertakers for the purposes of any "tramway or road transport undertakings":

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PART 11 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the "demolition of a building":

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PART 11 CLASS C - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the demolition of any "gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure":

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PART 12 CLASS BA - NEW PD RIGHTS for the temporary use of land for the purposes of "holding a market" by, or on behalf of, a local authority during the 21 month period from 25/06/2020 to 23/03/2022:

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PART 12A CLASS A - NEW PD RIGHTS for emergency development by, or on behalf of, a local authority or health service body:

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PART 13 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for development by, or on behalf of, a "sewerage undertaker":

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PART 14 CLASS J - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for the installation, alteration, or replacement of solar panels (i.e. "solar thermal equipment" and "solar PV equipment") on a non-domestic building:

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PART 15 CLASS B - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for development by statutory undertakers for "the generation, transmission, distribution or supply of electricity":

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PART 16 CLASS A - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for development by, or on behalf of, an "electronic communications code operator":

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PART 17 CLASSES J AND K - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for development for the purposes of "mineral exploration":

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PART 17 CLASSES JA AND KA - NEW PD RIGHTS for the use of land etc in respect of petroleum exploration:

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PART 19 CLASS Q - AMENDED PD RIGHTS for development relating to an emergency by, or on behalf of, the Crown:

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PART 19 CLASS QA - NEW PD RIGHTS for development relating to a pandemic by, or on behalf of, the Crown:

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PART 20 CLASS ZA - NEW PD RIGHTS for the demolition of either a single purpose-built detached block of flats or a single detached building within B1 [note: in either case "existing on 12 March 2020"], and its replacement with either a single purpose-built detached block of flats or a single purpose-built detached dwellinghouse [note: in either case with up to two additional storeys]:

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PART 20 CLASS A - NEW PD RIGHTS for the construction of up to two additional storeys of new dwellinghouses on top of a purpose-built detached block of flats:

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PART 20 CLASS AA - NEW PD RIGHTS for the construction of up to two additional storeys of new dwellinghouses on top of a detached building that's used within any of A1, A2, A3, B1(a), a "betting office", a "pay day loan shop", or a "launderette" (or a mixed use of either 1) 2 or more of these uses, or 2) C3 and 1 or more of these uses):

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PART 20 CLASS AB - NEW PD RIGHTS for the construction of [up to two additional storeys of / one additional storey of] new dwellinghouses on top of a terrace building [note: this includes a semi-detached building] that's used within any of A1, A2, A3, B1(a), a "betting office", a "pay day loan shop", or a "launderette" (or a mixed use of either 1) 2 or more of these uses, or 2) C3 and 1 or more of these uses):

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PART 20 CLASS AC - NEW PD RIGHTS for the construction of [up to two additional storeys of / one additional storey of] new dwellinghouses on top of a terrace building [note: this includes a semi-detached building] that's in use as "a single dwellinghouse" within C3:

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PART 20 CLASS AD - NEW PD RIGHTS for the construction of [up to two additional storeys of / one additional storey of] new dwellinghouses on top of a detached building that's in use as "a single dwellinghouse" within C3:

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PART 20 PARAGRAPH B - Procedure for applications for prior approval under Part 20:

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PART 20 PARAGRAPH C - Interpretation of Part 20:

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GPDO (GENERAL) - The definition of a "building" (within article 2(1) of the GPDO):

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GPDO (GENERAL) - The definition of a "dwellinghouse" (within article 2(1) of the GPDO):

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GPDO (GENERAL) - The definition of a "flat" (within article 2(1) of the GPDO):

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GPDO (GENERAL) - The definitions of "military explosives storage area""railway undertakers" and "transport undertakers" (within article 2(1) of the GPDO):

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GPDO (GENERAL) - Articles 3(9A) and 3(9B) of the GPDO (requirement for "any new dwellinghouse" to meet minimum space standards):

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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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GPDO (GENERAL) - Article 7ZA of the GPDO (modified procedure in relation to call-in of applications):

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GPDO (GENERAL) - Article 7A of the GPDO (requirement for the Secretary of State to review articles 1 to 7ZA of the GPDO every 5 years):

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GPDO (GENERAL) - Confirmation that it's possible to submit an appeal if the LPA refuses an application for prior approval under Part 3 paragraph W(3), etc:

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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) - References to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) issued in February 2019:

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GPDO (GENERAL) - Other "significant" amendments:

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GPDO (GENERAL) - SUPERSEDED PROPOSALS for NEW PD RIGHTS for shale gas exploration:

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