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The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015

 

In 2015 we saw the ninth GPDO produced. This version is now for England only. This version replaced the 1995 version as well as the twenty-two amendments made to it. Wales remains with the 1995 version and many further amendments.

At the time of writing this is the current version. There are no current plans to issue a new consolidated version. 

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015

The now familiar 2015 version continues to be updated regularly. Please see below for all the various updates. This page will be updated with each update as soon as they are released.

The big changes from the last version of 1995 include extensions to non-domestic premises (shops, offices, industrial and schools) has been made permanent; larger homes extensions was extended to 2019 (now permanent).

During the lifetime of the GPDO 2015 we have seen a revised Use Class Order. This is reflected in later updates.

We have also seen Covid-19, which thanks to the coronavirus saw various emergency permitted development rights. 

SI 2015/596 was laid before Parliament on 18th March 2015 and came into operation on 15th April 2015.

You can view the original version here.

The Government has also released a consolidated version, which can be downloaded here. However we can’t guarantee that it is bang up to date. We recommend using the index on this site and clicking on the various parts in the menu. Click here to view the index (opens in new tab).

The Government also publish a technical guidance document which assists to explain some of the more common aspects of the GPDO. You can view a copy on our website here

 

Amendments

 

There have been twenty-two amendments of the GPDO 2015 that affect England to date. These are listed by year, then month below when they became active.

2015
April 2015 – SI 2015/659 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2015 – PDF version 

2016
April 2016 – SI 2016/332 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2016 – PDF version
November 2016 – SI 2016/1040 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016 – PDF version 

2017
April 2017 – SI 2017/391 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2017 – PDF version
May 2017 – SI 2017/619 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2017 – PDF version 

2018
April 2018 – SI 2018/343 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2018 – PDF version 

2019
May 2019 – SI 2019/907 – The Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development, Advertisement and Compensation Amendments) (England) Regulations 2019 – PDF Version

2020
March 2020 – SI 2020/330 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2020 – PDF version
April 2020 – SI 2020/412 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Coronavirus) (England) (Amendment) Order 2020 –  PDF version
June & August 2020 – SI 2020/632 – The Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development and Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 – PDF version
August 2020 – SI 2020/755 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2020 – PDF version
August 2020 – SI 2020/756 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2020 –  PDF version 
December 2020, January 2021 & April 2021 – SI 2020/1243 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 – PDF version
December 2020 – SI 2020/1459 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order 2020  – PDF version 

2021
April 2021 – SI 2020/428 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021 – PDF version
April 2021 – SI 2021/467 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2021 PDF version
August 2021 – SI 2021/814 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2021 – PDF version

2022
January 2022 – SI 2021/1464 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2021 – PDF version 
April 2022 – SI 2022/278 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2022 – PDF version

2023
July 2023 – SI 2023/747 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2023 – PDF version
October 2023 – SI 2023/1110 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2023 – PDF version
December 2023 – SI 2023/1279 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2023 – PDF version

 

In addition to all these documents there have been minor alterations made by other Statutory Instruments (SIs). These have been combined on the full GPDO version on our website and not listed here at this time.

 

Other revisions of the GDO or GPDO

 

 

 

 

Updated: 7th December 2023

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