General  Permitted Development Order 2015
up arrow

General Permitted Development Order 2015

The new Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 comes into force on 15th April 2015.

The Order replaces the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 1995 and consolidates the various amendments which have been made to it since its original inception.

Under the 2015 Order permitted development rights under Schedule 3, such as the change of use of Office (B1(a)) to a use falling within Class C3 dwelling houses and the change of use of agricultural buildings to C3 dwellings have been reclassified under Class O and Q respectively (formally Class J and Class MB).

Key changes in relation to agricultural buildings to dwellinghouses are:

  • Amendment to the wording of the Order to confirm that the cumulative number of separate dwellinghouses allowed to be developed under Class Q within an established agricultural unit is 3
  • The development must be completed within a period of 3 years starting with the prior approval date.

 

The 2015 Order also introduces Class P where the change of use of a building and land within its curtilage from a use falling within Class B8 (storage or distribution centre) to a C3 dwelling house is permitted, subject to the relevant criteria.

Useful Fact Sheets
PDFUse Class Order

Latest News

Open Air Advertisement
17th
Oct
Open Air Advertisement
We've advertised in the 'Open Air' magazine these next coming months, whilst they attend…
News For Our Offices
16th
Oct
News For Our Offices
The South Eastern Office have just won an appeal in the Green Belt near to Slough. The appeal was against…
Approved And Ready For Hens
9th
Oct
Approved And Ready For Hens
New free range poultry building in Lancashire now ready for the first hens following planning consent…
National Advert
3rd
Oct
National Advert
New Permitted Development Rights - Light Industrial Use To Residential Use Recent years have seen…
We provide a friendly and professional service, simply contact us using one of the below methods:
Phone
Call us on
01284 753271
Email
Email us
ask@acorus.co.uk
Call Back
Please Call
Us Back
locations
Find Your
Local Consultant