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Permitted development rights for householders

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published a technical guidance note for householders on permitted development rights.

Permitted development rights are rights to carry out development to land on the basis that planning permission is deemed to have been granted, thereby avoiding the need to make a planning application to the Local Authority prior to commencing work.
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (SI 2015/596) (GPDO 2015) is effectively a national grant of planning permission.
Schedule 2 to the GPDO 2015, grants planning permission for certain development described as “permitted development” including:
– Development within the curtilage of a dwelling house;
– Minor operations, for example, the erection of boundary walls.
– Changes of use.
The technical guidance is aimed at giving householders information on the various permitted development rights that they are most likely to want to use.
The guidance contains a number of examples of proposed development and whether or not they fall within one of the classes of permitted development.
Many of the examples include illustrations that make the examples (and the underlying rights) easier to understand.

To view the technical guidance note please click here.