General Permitted Development Order 2022 - GPDO

Permitted development rights have been around since 1995 and have been set out by the government to enable homeowners to undertake all different types of building works or to be able to change the use of the property without needing to apply for planning permission to the local authority you reside in. Permitted development is basically a national grant of planning permission allowance for Extensions (single-storey to double storey's, rear or sides), Loft Conversions and Outbuildings. However, permitted development rights are subject to conditions and limitations so as to control the impact of the area and neighbouring houses, also looking after and protecting the local amenity of other property's. Larger home extension applications have been introduced to allow homeowners to double the size of their proposals set under the standard Permitted Development legislation helping to create more space without the need to move house, boosting the building trade economy. We hope you like this article and it makes some use for you. 

EXPLAINING THE PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT ORDERS ONE BY ONE

First, is your property entitled to the following Permitted development designs listed below? When applying to the council for any proposal which falls under Permitted Development we must establish if the property falls within the GPDO criteria. We will Ask the homeowner, builder or customer several questions based on their property's status. This would be the first point of call to get a clearer view of if it's worth spending the time designing and submitting drawings to the council for them to review finding out the proposal is invalid. Listed below are the questions we would like to understand before starting any project with the client. Some of the questions the client would not know as hidden restrictions are sometimes on council records only or are listed on deeds that are held by the lenders.

THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL TO ENABLE IF AN APPLICATION OR CREATION OF DRAWINGS IS RECOMMENDED

Is the Property a HOUSE?

if the property is a HMO or a flat / maisonette or if the property is located within a conservation area then PD rules will not apply

Is the Property a LISTED BUILDING?

most of PD works will need a listed building consent. for a listed building, class e does not apply and a separate application is needed

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