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The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995

 

In 1995 we saw the slightly rebranded GPDO produced. The emphasis is now on permitted development. This version replaced the 1988 version as well as the sixteen amendments made to it.

The procedural provisions were split off into a separate order – The Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995 – you can obtain a copy of that here.

The initial order applied to the whole of England and Wales. However after the year 2000 the English version started to split off from the Welsh. As a result the 1995 version is still valid in Wales with various amendments. We have split this page below for both English and Welsh updates.

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995

The 1995 version continued the growth towards permitted development. With sixteen updates to the 1988 GDO, the 1995 GPDO was much needed to consolidate these changes. With it we see a PD right for CCTV cameras. Many more PD rights were to follow with various amendments.

SI 1995/418 was laid before Parliament on 6th March 1995 and came into operation on 3rd June 1995.

You can view the original version here.

 

Amendments for England

 

There were twenty-two amendments of the GPDO 1995 that affected England. If you need to check for any legislation in the GPDO of 1995, you ought to check each of the amendments below to see if they had any impact upon the development right. Any amendments after the implementation of the development right, will not affect it. However in 1995 the Government kindly produced a consolidated version of the GPDO 1995 rolling up all the various amendments you view the updated version here. However this has not been checked for accuracy!

SI 1996/528 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) Order 1996 – download here
SI 1997/366 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) Order 1997 – download here
SI 1998/462 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) Order 1998 – download here
SI 1999/1661 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) Order 1999 – download here
SI 2001/2718 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2001 – download here
SI 2005/85 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2005 – download here
SI 2005/2935 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2005 – download here
SI 2006/221 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2006 – download here
SI 2007/406 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2007 – download here
SI 2008/675 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2008 – download here
SI 2008/2362 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2008 – download here
SI 2010/654 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2010 – download here
SI 2010/2134 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No.2) (England) Order 2010 – download here
SI 2011/2056 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2011 – download here
SI 2012/748 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2012 – download here
SI 2012/2257 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2012 – download here
SI 2013/1101 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013 – download here
SI 2013/1868 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2013 – download here
SI 2013/2147 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 3) (England) Order 2013 – download here
SI 2013/2435 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 4) (England) Order 2013 – download here
SI 2014/564 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment and Consequential Provisions) (England) Order 2014 – download here
SI 2015/659 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2015 – download here

Note that various other Statutory Instruments (SIs) may have also affected the GPDO 1995 in minor ways.

In England this order was replaced by The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015.

 

 

Amendments for Wales

 

There were twenty-three amendments of the GPDO 1995 that affect Wales. We are not aware of a consolidated version for Wales, therefore regretfully you will need to check each amendment for updates. If time allow, or if anyone volunteers, we will improve this information for Wales. Note that the GPDO 1995 is still valid in Wales.

SI 1996/528 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) Order 1996 – download here
SI 1997/366 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) Order 1997 – download here
SI 1998/462 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) Order 1998 – download here
SI 1999/1661 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) Order 1999 – download here
SI 2002/1878 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2002 – download here
SI 2006/124 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2006 – download here
SI 2007/952 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2007 – download here
SI 2008/502 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2008 – download here
SI 2009/2193 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2009 – download here
SI 2012/1346 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2012 – download here
SI 2012/2318 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) (No. 2) Order 2012 – download here
SI 2013/1776 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2013 – download here
SI 2014/592 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2014 – download here
SI 2014/2692 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) (No. 2) Order 2014 – download here
SI 2016/29 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2016 – download here
SI 2018/554 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2018 – download here
SI 2019/330 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2019 – download here
SI 2020/367 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2020 – download here
SI 2020/420 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Wales) Order 2020 – download here
SI 2020/1318 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 3) (Wales) Order 2020 – download here
SI 2021/254 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2021 – download here
SI 2021/386 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Wales) Order 2021 – download here
SI 2022/997 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2022 – download here

The GPDO 1995 is still valid in Wales.

 

Other revisions of the GDO or GPDO

 

 

 

 

Updated: 28th November 2023

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