Part 16 Class A of the GPDO – Official Documents

This page provides easy-to-use reference links to official documents relating to Part 16 Class A of the GPDO (i.e. "electronic communications code operators"):

PART 16 CLASS A 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 introduced Part 16 Class A, which replaced the previous Part 24 Class A].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • November 2016: SI 2016 No. 1040 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI replaced the whole of Part 16 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 16 CLASS A OF THE GPDO - RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE GPDO 1995 AND THE GPDO 2015:

  • On 15/04/2015, Part 24 of the GPDO 1995 was replaced with Part 16 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PART 16 CLASS A OF THE GPDO - SUPERSEDED LEGISLATION:

  • August 2001: SI 2001 No. 2718 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2001 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI replaced the whole of Part 24 Class A].
  • September 2003: SI 2003 No. 2155 - The Communications Act 2003 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2003 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 24 Class A and the heading of Part 24].
  • April 2004: SI 2004 No. 945 - The Communications Act 2003 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2004 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 24 Class A].
  • 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 24 Class A].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • August 2013: SI 2013 No. 1868 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2013 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 24 Class A].
    - [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 16 CLASS A OF THE GPDO - CURRENT GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS:

  • June 2013: Fixed Line Code Operators - Cabinet Siting and Pole Siting Code of Practice (pdf) (link).
  • July 2013: Code of Best Practice on Mobile Network Development in England (pdf) (link).
  • Ongoing (from March 2014 onwards): DCLG "Planning Practice Guidance" (PPG) (link).
    - Section: "What are permitted development rights" (link).

PART 16 CLASS A OF THE GPDO - SUPERSEDED GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS:

  • August 2001: Planning Policy Guidance 8 - Telecommunications (pdf).
  • November 2002: Code of Best Practice on Mobile Phone Network Development (pdf).

PART 16 CLASS A OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2001 No. 2718:

  • None.

PART 16 CLASS A OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2003 No. 2155:

  • None.

PART 16 CLASS A OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2004 No. 945:

  • None.

PART 16 CLASS A OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2013 No. 1101:

  • November 2012: Extending permitted development rights for homeowners and businesses – Technical consultation (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 16 CLASS A OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2013 No. 1868:

  • May 2013: Mobile connectivity in England - Technical consultation (pdf) (link).
  • July 2013: Extending permitted development rights for mobile connectivity in England - Technical consultation - Summary of responses (pdf) (link).
  • July 2013: Extending permitted development rights for mobile connectivity in England - Technical consultation - Validation impact assessment (pdf) (link).
  • July 2013: Impact Assessment for SI 2013 No. 1868 (pdf) (link).
  • August 2013: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2013 No. 1868 (pdf) (link).

PART 16 CLASS A 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 16 CLASS A OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2016 No. 1040:

  • July 2015: Fixing the foundations - Creating a more prosperous nation (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For a summary of the above document, please view this post.
  • July 2015: Review of How the Planning System in England Can Support the Delivery of Mobile Connectivity - Call for Evidence (pdf) (link).
  • August 2015: Towards a one nation economy - A 10-point plan for boosting productivity in rural areas (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For a summary of the above document, please view this post.
  • October 2016: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2016 No. 1040 (link).

PART 16 CLASS A OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR CURRENT PROPOSALS (i.e. to make permanent the temporary provisions introduced on 30/05/2013 relating to fixed-line broadband):

  • July 2015: Fixing the foundations - Creating a more prosperous nation (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For a summary of the above document, please view this post.
  • July 2015: Review of How the Planning System in England Can Support the Delivery of Mobile Connectivity - Call for Evidence (pdf) (link).
  • August 2015: Towards a one nation economy - A 10-point plan for boosting productivity in rural areas (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For a summary of the above document, please view this post.