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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Is the Property on Article 2 Land or in a Conservation Area? or has the Property previously been extended?

if so then a fall planning application is needed

Have the PD rights been removed by an Article 4 direction or by a Condition from a previous application?

if so then a fall planning application is needed

After reading through the GPDO order and reviewing them one by one we have put together all different schemes that are set out by the GPDO order 2020. Our design team have added the various designs on two types of houses. The first is the most common house style a 1930's type. This house is a standard rectangular shape with a flush rear elevation wall.

(please note that any recesses or bays on your house will be exempt from the following designs below)

The second type of house style would be with a rear deep outrigger (L-Shape) typestyle. Houses built with outriggers are of the same shape but different eras, such as Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian, we have chosen to draw up an Edwardian type style house which is located in the Redbridge borough, Wanstead area so to give a mixed feel of what can be achieved without the need to obtain for planning permission. (although advisable to obtain a certificate of lawfulness) 

DUMMIES VISUAL GUIDE ON WHAT CAN BE ARCHIVED UNDER A GPDO APPLICATION

STANDARD 1930 - 1950 UK HOUSE STYLE

CLASS A - GENERAL EXTENSIONS AND ALTERATIONS

"The enlargement or improvement or alteration of a dwelling house"

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Must not extend
beyond a side
elevation that
fronts a highway,
or the principal
elevation.

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SIDE projection:
• ≤ ½ width of
original house.

REAR projection
if SINGLE storey:
• (*) ≤ 3m for
terrace or semidetached
house.
• (*) ≤ 4m for
detached house.
REAR projection
if TWO-storey:
• ≤ 3m.

MAX height:
• ≤ 4m if single
storey.
• Not higher than
ridge-line of house.