Parts 3 and 4 of the GPDO – Official Documents

This page provides easy-to-use reference links to official documents relating to Parts 3 and 4 of the GPDO (i.e. "Changes of use" and "Temporary buildings and uses"):

PART 3 AND 4 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 replaced the whole of Parts 3 and 4].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • April 2016: SI 2016 No. 332 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2016 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 3 Classes D, M, and O, amended Part 3 paragraph W, amended Part 4 Class B, and introduced Part 3 Class PA].
    - [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 4 Class C, and introduced Part 4 Class CA].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • May 2017: SI 2017 No. 619 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2017 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 3 Classes A and B, amended Part 4 Classes C and D, amended Part 11 Class B, and introduced Part 3 Class AA].
    - [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.

PARTS 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE GPDO 1995 AND THE GPDO 2015:

  • To match up the paragraph numbers between different versions of Part 3 Class M of the GPDO, please click here.
  • To match up the paragraph numbers between different versions of Part 3 Class O of the GPDO, please click here.
  • To match up the paragraph numbers between different versions of Part 3 Class Q of the GPDO, please click here.
  • On 15/04/2015, Parts 3 and 4 of the GPDO 1995 were replaced with Parts 3 and 4 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.

PARTS 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - SUPERSEDED LEGISLATION:

  • June 1995: SI 1995 No. 418 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI replaced the whole of Parts 3 and 4].
  • April 2005: SI 2005 No. 85 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2005 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 3 Classes A and C, and introduced Part 3 Class AA].
  • April 2006: SI 2006 No. 221 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2006 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI introduced Part 3 Class H].
  • April 2010: SI 2010 No. 654 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2010 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI introduced Part 3 Class I].
  • October 2010: SI 2010 No. 2134 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No.2) (England) Order 2010 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 3 Class I].
  • October 2012: SI 2012 No. 2257 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2012 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 3 Classes F and G].
  • 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 3 Class B, and introduced Part 3 Classes J, K, L, M, N, O and Part 4 Classes C, D, E].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • April 2014: SI 2014 No. 469 - The Energy Act 2013 (Office for Nuclear Regulation) (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2014 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 3 paragraph O and Part 4 paragraph E].
    - [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 introduced Part 3 Classes CA, IA, MA, MB, and amended Part 3 Classes K, M, N, O].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • April 2015: SI 2015 No. 377 - The Infrastructure Act 2015 (Strategic Highways Companies) (Consequential, Transitional and Savings Provisions) Regulations 2015 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 3 paragraph N].
    - [Note: For a summary of the amendments, please view this post].
  • April 2015: SI 2015 No. 659 - The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2015 (pdf) (link).
    - [Note: This SI amended Part 3 Classes A, AA, C, and Part 4 Classes C, D].
    - [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 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - CURRENT GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS:

  • Ongoing (from March 2014 onwards): DCLG "Planning Practice Guidance" (PPG) (link).
    - Section: "What are permitted development rights" (link).
    - Section: "Permitted development rights for the change of use of agricultural buildings" (link).

PART 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - SUPERSEDED GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS:

  • March 2005: Circular 03/2005 - Changes of use of buildings and land (pdf).
  • March 2006: Circular 02/2006 - Changes to planning regulations for casinos (pdf).
  • November 2010: Circular 08/2010 - Changes to planning regulations for dwellinghouses and houses in multiple occupation (pdf).

PART 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 1995 No. 418:

  • None.

PART 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2005 No. 85:

  • April 2005: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2005 No. 85 (pdf) (link).

PART 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2006 No. 221:

  • July 2005: Possible Changes to the Use Classes - Casinos - Consultation Paper (pdf) (link).
  • April 2006: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2006 No. 221 (pdf) (link).

PART 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2010 No. 654:

  • September 2008: Evidence Gathering - Housing in Multiple Occupation and possible planning responses - Final Report (pdf) (link).
  • May 2009: Houses in multiple occupation and possible planning responses - Consultation (pdf) (link).
  • January 2010: Houses in multiple occupation and possible planning responses - consultation - Summary of Responses (pdf) (link).
  • March 2010: Introducing a definition of houses in multiple occupation into the Use Classes Order - Impact assessment (pdf) (link).
  • March 2010: Letter from DCLG to Chief Planning Officers about Part 3 Class I of the GPDO (pdf) (link).
  • April 2010: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2010 No. 654 (pdf) (link).

PART 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2010 No. 2134:

  • September 2008: Evidence Gathering - Housing in Multiple Occupation and possible planning responses - Final Report (pdf) (link).
  • May 2009: Houses in multiple occupation and possible planning responses - Consultation (pdf) (link).
  • January 2010: Houses in multiple occupation and possible planning responses - consultation - Summary of Responses (pdf) (link).
  • March 2010: Introducing a definition of houses in multiple occupation into the Use Classes Order - Impact assessment (pdf) (link).
  • September 2010: Impact Assessment for SI 2010 No. 2134 (pdf) (link).
  • September 2010: Letter from DCLG to Chief Planning Officers about Part 3 Class I of the GPDO (pdf) (link).
  • October 2010: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2010 No. 2134 (pdf) (link).
  • November 2010: Letter from DCLG to Chief Planning Officers about Part 3 Class I of the GPDO (pdf) (link).

PART 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2012 No. 2257:

  • April 2011: Relaxation of planning rules for change of use from commercial to residential - Consultation (pdf) (link).
  • July 2012: Relaxation of planning rules for change of use from commercial to residential - Summary of consultation responses and the Government’s response to the consultation (pdf) (link).
  • August 2012: Impact Assessment for SI 2012 No. 2257 (pdf) (link).
  • October 2012: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2012 No. 2257 (pdf) (link).

PART 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2013 No. 1101:

  • October 2010: Planning for schools development - Consultation (pdf) (link).
  • August 2011: Planning for schools development - consultation - Summary of responses (pdf) (link).
  • April 2011: Relaxation of planning rules for change of use from commercial to residential - Consultation (pdf) (link).
  • July 2012: Relaxation of planning rules for change of use from commercial to residential - Summary of consultation responses and the Government’s response to the consultation (pdf) (link).
  • July 2012: New opportunities for sustainable development and growth through the reuse of existing buildings - Consultation (pdf) (link).
  • January 2013: Letter from DCLG to Chief Planning Officers about Part 3 Class J of the GPDO (pdf) (link).
  • May 2013: New opportunities for sustainable development and growth through the reuse of existing buildings - Summary of responses (May 2013) (pdf) (link).
  • May 2013: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2013 No. 1101 (pdf) (link).
  • May 2013: Areas exempt from office to residential change of use permitted development right 2013 (link).

PARTS 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2014 No. 469:

  • Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2014 No. 564 (pdf) (link).

PARTS 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2014 No. 564:

  • August 2013: Greater flexibilities for change of use - Consultation (pdf) (link).
  • February 2014: Impact Assessment for SI 2014 No. 564 (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).

PARTS 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2015 No. 377:

  • March 2015: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2015 No. 377 (pdf) (link).

PARTS 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2015 No. 659:

  • March 2015: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2015 No. 659 (pdf) (link).

PARTS 3 AND 4 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.

PARTS 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2016 No. 332:

  • July 2014: Technical consultation on planning (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For a summary of the above document, please view this post.
  • March 2016: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2016 No. 331 and SI 2016 No. 332 (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.

PARTS 3 AND 4 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).

PARTS 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR SI 2017 No. 619:

  • April 2017: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2017 No. 619 and SI 2017 No. 620 (pdf) (link).

PARTS 3 AND 4 OF THE GPDO - BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS FOR CURRENT PROPOSALS:

  • 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.
  • February 2016: Rural Planning Review - Call for Evidence (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.
  • February 2017: Fixing our broken housing market - White Paper (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For a summary of the above document, please view this post.