Part 7 of the GPDO – Official Documents

This page provides easy-to-use reference links to official documents relating to Part 7 of the GPDO (i.e. "Non-domestic extensions, alterations etc"):

PART 7 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 7, which replaced the previous Parts 8, 32, 41, and 42].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • January 2017: SI 2016 No. 1154 - The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 7 Class L].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • April 2017: SI 2017 No. 391 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2017 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 7 Class M].
    - [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 7 OF THE GPDO - RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE GPDO 1995 AND THE GPDO 2015:

  • On 15/04/2015, Parts 8, 32, 41, and 42 of the GPDO 1995 were replaced with Part 7 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PART 7 OF THE GPDO - SUPERSEDED LEGISLATION:

  • April 2010: SI 2010 No. 654 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2010 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI replaced the whole of Parts 8 and 32, and introduced Parts 41 and 42].
  • 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 8 Class A, Part 41 Class A, and Part 42 Class A, and introduced Part 32 paragraph C].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • April 2014: SI 2014 No. 564 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment and Consequential Provisions) (England) Order 2014 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 32 paragraph C].
    - [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  • Note: A consolidated version of the whole of the GPDO 1995 is available on the GPDO 1995 (Consolidated) (Superseded) page.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 7 OF THE GPDO - CURRENT GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS:

  • Ongoing (from March 2014 onwards): DCLG "Planning Practice Guidance" (PPG) (link).
    - Section: "What are permitted development rights" (link).

PART 7 OF THE GPDO - SUPERSEDED GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS:

  • April 2010: Interim Guidance from Communities and Local Government on Amendments to Permitted Development Rights for non-domestic properties (pdf).

PART 7 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2010 No. 654:

  • November 2008: Final Report - Non Householder Minor Development Consents Review (pdf) (link).
  • July 2009: Improving Permitted Development - Consultation (pdf) (link).
  • March 2010: Improving Permitted Development - Consultation - Summary of Responses (pdf) (link).
  • March 2010: Letter from DCLG to Chief Planning Officers introducing the new Parts 8, 32, 41, 42 of the GPDO (pdf) (link).
  • April 2010: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2010 No. 654 (pdf) (link).

PART 7 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 7 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2014 No. 564:

  • August 2013: Greater flexibilities for change of use - Consultation (pdf) (link).
  • March 2014: Greater flexibilities for change of use - Report on responses to the consultation (pdf) (link).
  • March 2014: Greater flexibilities for change of use - Report on responses to the consultation (pdf) (link).
  • March 2014: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2014 No. 564 (pdf) (link).

PART 7 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 7 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2016 No. 1154:

  • December 2016: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2016 No. 1154 (pdf) (link).

PART 7 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2017 No. 391:

  • February 2016: Technical consultation on implementation of planning changes (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For a summary of 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 a summary of the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2017: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2017 No. 391 and SI 2017 No. 392 (March 2017) (pdf) (link).