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The Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1973

 

In 1973 we saw a new version of the GDO produced. This version replaced the 1963 version as well as the five amendments made to it. 

This order applied to the whole of England and Wales.

The Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1973

We didn’t see any new development rights in this revision. Although we did see Class I improved to now allow for porches, hard standings and oil tanks. Class II now allowed for creation of accesses to properties, reflecting the increased need to park cars on properties. 

SI 1973/31 was laid before Parliament on 19th January 1973 and came into operation on 1st March 1973.

You can view the original version here.

There were three amendments of the GDO 1973, you can access those copies via the links below.

SI 1973/273 – The Town and Country Planning General Development (Amendment) Order 1973 – download here
SI 1974/418 – The Town and Country Planning General Development (Amendment) Order 1974 – download here
SI 1976/301 – The Town and Country Planning General Development (Amendment) Order 1976 – download here

This order was replaced by The Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1977.

 

Other revisions of the GDO or GPDO

 

 

 

 

Updated: 28th November 2023

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