Part 20 of the GPDO – Official Documents

This page provides easy-to-use reference links to official documents relating to Part 20 of the GPDO (i.e. "Construction of New Dwellinghouses"):

PART 20 OF THE GPDO - CURRENT LEGISLATION:

  • June 2020 and August 2020: SI 2020 No. 632 - The Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development and Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI introduced Part 20 (consisting of Class A, paragraph B, and paragraph C)].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • August 2020: SI 2020 No. 755 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2020 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI introduced Part 20 Classes AA, AB, AC, and AD, amended Part 20 Class A, and amended Part 20 paragraphs B and C].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post]
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  • August 2020: SI 2020 No. 756 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2020 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI introduced Part 20 Class ZA, and amended Part 20 paragraphs B and C].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • December 2020: SI 2020 No. 1459 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order 2020 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 20 Classes A and AA, and amended Part 20 paragraph B].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post]
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  • April 2021: SI 2021 No. 428 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 20 Classes A, AA, AB, AC, and AD, and amended Part 20 paragraph B].
    - [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 20 OF THE GPDO - CURRENT GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS:

  • December 2020: Guidance about the requirement under Part 20 paragraph B of the GPDO for the developer to submit a report relating to the fire safety of the external wall construction (pdf) (link).
  • Ongoing (from March 2014 onwards): MHCLG "Planning practice guidance" (link).
    - Section: "What are permitted development rights" (link).

PART 20 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS for SI 2020 No. 632:

  • October 2018: Planning Reform - Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2019: Written statement to Parliament by James Brokenshire MP (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • May 2019: Government response to consultation on Planning Reform - Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes (May 2019) (pdf) (link)
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2020: Planning for the Future (pdf) (link)
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • June 2020: "Explanatory Memorandum" to SI 2020 No. 632 (pdf) (link).

PART 20 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS for SI 2020 No. 755 and SI 2020 No. 756:

  • October 2018: Planning Reform - Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2019: Written statement to Parliament by James Brokenshire MP (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • May 2019: Government response to consultation on Planning Reform - Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes (May 2019) (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2020: Planning for the Future (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • June 2020: Government press release - "PM: Build, Build, Build" (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • July 2020: "Explanatory Memorandum" to SI 2020 No. 755 (pdf) (link).

PART 20 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS for SI 2020 No. 1459:

  • December 2020: "Explanatory Memorandum" to SI 2020 No. 1459 (pdf) (link).

PART 20 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS for SI 2021 No. 428:

  • December 2020: Government press release - "Fast track for public services: new planning reforms to speed up delivery of schools and hospitals" (link).
  • December 2020: Supporting housing delivery and public service infrastructure (pdf print version of HTML webpage) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2021: Supporting housing delivery and public service infrastructure - government response (pdf print version of HTML webpage) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2021: "Explanatory Memorandum" to SI 2021 No. 428 (pdf) (link).
  • March 2021: Government press release - "New freedoms to support high streets and fast track delivery of schools and hospitals across England introduced today" (link).

PART 20 OF THE GPDO - SUPERSEDED PROPOSALS for NEW PD RIGHTS for upward extensions in London:

  • February 2016: Consultation on upward extensions in London (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For more information about 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 more information about the above document, please view this post.