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Changes to planning regulations

The Government has published a new General Permitted Development Order (GPDO), which came into force on 15 April 2015. This adds to the changes introduced in 30 May 2013 and in some regards further revise the detailed procedural arrangements.

The Government has also published a new Use Classes (Amendment) Order 2015, which came into force on 15 April 2015.

The GDPO now consists of 19 Parts rather than the 1995 Order's 43 Parts. The changes to the GPDO and the Use Classes Order are explained in the Explanatory Memorandum.

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The Planning Portal has produced forms and guidance regarding the changes to householder extensions. Detail of what information is required to be submitted is provided within the relevant Class of the permitted development order.

In respect of notifications of changes of use please use the appropriate form for your proposal that can be found below. Link to the fees schedule for applications is also provided below.

Further information

Further information is also available at the national Planning Portal website.