Review of the General Permitted Development Order 1992: Final Report

DescriptionReport reviewing the General Permitted Development Order and making recommendations for changes to its form and content.
ISBN0 7559 6529 8
Official Print Publication DateMarch 2007
Website Publication DateMarch 30, 2007

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Alan Prior, Jeremy Raemaekers, Caroline Brown,Heriot-Watt University School of the Built Environment
Neil Collar, Christine O'Neill,Brodies LLP
Andrew Walters,Scott Wilson Scotland Ltd
ISBN 978 0 7559 6529 8
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CONTENTS

Executive Summary

List of Major Recommendations

1.0 BACKGROUND
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Modernising the planning system
1.3 Aims and objectives
1.4 Research methods

2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW

3.0 CASE LAW REVIEW

4.0 AUDIT OF THE GPDO AGAINST GOVERNMENT POLICY
4.1 Introduction
4.2 General government policy on sustainable development
4.3 Sectoral policy aims
4.4 Alignment of the GPDO with policy aims

5.0 KEY FINDINGS FROM THE SURVEYS

6.0 KEY PRINCIPLES

7.0 PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT: MAJOR RECOMMENDATIONS
7.1 Agricultural buildings and operations (Part 6)
7.2 Forestry buildings and operations (part 7)
7.3 Industrial and warehouse development (Part 8)
7.4 Repairs to private roads and private ways (Part 9)
7.5 Development by statutory undertakers (Part 13)
7.6 Aviation development (Part 14)
7.7 Demolition of buildings (Part 23)
7.8 Micro-generation (new permitted development)
7.9 Waste Management (new permitted development)

8.0 PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT: MINOR RECOMMENDATIONS
8.1 Sundry Minor Operations (Part 2)
8.2 Temporary buildings and uses (Part 4)
8.3 Caravan sites (Part 5)
8.4 Repairs to services (Part 10)
8.5 Development under local or private Acts or Orders (Part 11)
8.6 Development by local authorities (Part 12)
8.7 Mineral exploration (Part 15)
8.8 Development ancillary to mining operations (Part 16)
8.9 Coal mining development by the Coal Authority and its licensees (Part 17)
8.10 Waste tipping at a mine (Part 18)
8.11 Removal of material from mineral working deposits (Part 19)
8.12 Development by telecommunications code system operators (Part 20)
8.13 Other telecommunications development (Part 21)
8.14 Development at amusement parks (Part 22)
8.15 Toll road facilities (Part 24)
8.16 Closed circuit television cameras (Part 25)

9.0 OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS
9.1 Interpretation and definitions (Article 2)
9.2 Directions restricting permitted development (Article 4)
9.3 Prior approval/notification
9.4 Bad neighbour development
9.5 Hazardous Substance Consultation Zone
9.6 Format and presentation of the GPDO
9.7 Maintaining the currency of the GPDO
9.8 What the re-configured GPDO would look like

LIST OF FIGURES
1 The scope of UK land use regulation
2 Frequency of response by GPDO Part
3 Permitted development recommended for removal: responses from the questionnaire survey
4 Additional permitted development: responses from the questionnaire survey
5 Frequency of GPDO Classes included in Article 4 Directions in force 2006
6 Number of Article 4 Directions in force 2006 by planning authorities
7 Farm and forestry notifications 1998-2005

LIST OF TABLES
1 Land use related government policy aims and key references to them
2 GPDO Classes in which prior notification is required
3 Current restriction of permitted development in designated areas
4 Indicative need for GPDO reform
5 Problems with interpretation of terms in Article 2 of the GPDO
6 Suggestions for reform of Schedule 2 bad neighbour development
7 Other potential bad neighbour development suggested for inclusion in Schedule 2
8 Proposed streamlined GPDO

LIST OF REFERENCES

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

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