The government publishes its response to the consultation (until 03/06/2021) relating to PD rights …

[NOTE: For the (previously published) legislation relating to this consultation, please view this post and this post.]

The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "Technical consultation on consequential changes to permitted development rights" (which ran for 3 weeks from 13/05/2021 until 03/06/2021): Continue reading

The “Use Classes Order 1987 – Quick Reference Guide” document has been updated to remove the references to Part 4 Class BA of the GPDO …

The "Use Classes Order 1987 - Quick Reference Guide" document has been updated to remove the references to Part 4 Class BA of the GPDO 2015 (which allowed 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). This document is available via the "Use Classes Order 1987 - Quick Reference Guide" page of the website, or via the following (direct) link:

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IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Part 1 of the GPDO (11/01/2022) …

[UPDATE: The information on this page has subsequently been incorporated into the "Part 1 of the GPDO – Summary of Amendments since 2013" page].

The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 11/01/2022: Continue reading

IMPORTANT: New Legislation – Amendments to Other Parts of the GPDO (01/01/2022, 02/01/2022, and 11/01/2022) …

[UPDATE: The information on this page has subsequently been incorporated into the "Other Parts of the GPDO – Summary of Amendments since 2013" page].

The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 01/01/2022, 02/01/2022, and 11/01/2022: Continue reading

Part 1 Class AA of the GPDO – Update relating to the assessment of the “external appearance of the building” …

The "Part 1 Class AA of the GPDO - Information about Appeal Decisions" page on the Planning Jungle website includes an "informal list" of prior approval appeal decisions relating to Part 1 Class AA of the GPDO (i.e. "enlargement of a dwellinghouse by construction of additional storeys"). The appeal decisions within this "informal list" are not summarised (only listed).

However, during the process of adding appeal decisions to this "informal list", it has become apparent that there is a significant contradiction in terms of how the issue of the "external appearance of the building" has been assessed within different appeal decisions.

For reference, Part 1 Class AA paragraph AA.2(3)(a) requires the developer to submit an application for prior approval with respect to a number of issues, including the following:

"(ii) the external appearance of the dwellinghouse, including the design and
architectural features of—

(aa) the principal elevation of the dwellinghouse, and
(bb) any side elevation of the dwellinghouse that fronts a highway;"

The following conclusions show how the above issue of the "external appearance of the building" has been assessed within different appeal decisions (note: to view the decision notices for any of these appeals, please view the "Part 1 Class AA of the GPDO - Information about Appeal Decisions" page). There is a significant contradiction between the following first and second conclusions versus the following third conclusion:
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Part 20 of the GPDO – Update relating to the assessment of the “external appearance of the building” …

The "Part 20 of the GPDO - Information about Appeal Decisions" page on the Planning Jungle website includes "informal lists" of prior approval appeal decisions relating to Part 20 of the GPDO (i.e. "Construction of New Dwellinghouses"). The appeal decisions within these "informal lists" are not summarised (only listed).

However, during the process of adding appeal decisions to these "informal lists", it has become apparent that there is a significant contradiction in terms of how the issue of the "external appearance of the building" has been assessed within different appeal decisions.

For reference, Part 20 Class A paragraph A.2(1) requires the developer to submit an application for prior approval with respect to a number of issues, including the following:

"(e) the external appearance of the building;"

Note: Part 20 Class ZA paragraph ZA.2(2) sets out a similar requirement to the above.

For reference, Part 20 Class AA paragraph AA.2(1) requires the developer to submit an application for prior approval with respect to a number of issues, including the following:

"(e) the external appearance of the building, including—
(i) the design and architectural features of—
(aa) the principal elevation; and
(bb) any side elevation that fronts a highway; and
(ii) the impact of any works under sub-paragraph (1)(c) or (d) of Class AA;"

Note: Part 20 Class AB paragraph AB.2(1), Part 20 Class AC paragraph AC.2(1), and Part 20 Class AD paragraph AD.2(1) set out similar requirements to the above.

The following conclusions show how the above issue of the "external appearance of the building" has been assessed within different appeal decisions (note: to view the decision notices for any of these appeals, please view the "Part 20 of the GPDO - Information about Appeal Decisions" page). There is a significant contradiction between the following first and second conclusions versus the following third conclusion: Continue reading

“Part 1 Class AA of the GPDO – Information about Appeal Decisions” – 30 additional appeal decisions (total = 34) …

The "Part 1 Class AA of the GPDO - Information about Appeal Decisions" page has been updated to include 30 additional appeal decisions (30 x Part 1 Class AA), which means that the informal list of prior approval appeals now includes the following: Continue reading

“Part 3 of the GPDO – Information about Appeal Decisions” – 6 additional appeal decisions (total = 215) …

The "Part 3 of the GPDO - Information about Appeal Decisions" page has been updated to include 6 additional appeal decisions (1 x Part 3 Class MA, 2 x Part 3 Class PA, 2 x Part 3 Class R, and 1 x Part 3 Class T), which means that the informal lists of prior approval appeals now include the following: Continue reading

“Part 20 of the GPDO – Information about Appeal Decisions” – 18 additional appeal decisions (total = 19) …

The "Part 20 of the GPDO - Information about Appeal Decisions" page has been updated to include 18 additional appeal decision (13 x Part 20 Class A, 3 x Part 20 Class AA, and 2 x Part 20 Class AB), which means that the informal lists of prior approval appeals now include the following: Continue reading

DLUHC publishes its “Planning Update Newsletter” (November 2021) …

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has published the following "Planning Update Newsletter": Continue reading