New ‘Technical Guidance’ from the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) is now available to help understand the changes made to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 by the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No.2) (England) Order 2008. The Guidance replaces earlier guidance (Changes to Householder Permitted Development 1 October 2008 - Informal Views from Communities and Local Government) that was published on the Planning Portal in December 2008. To view the 'Technical Guidance' document click here.
The new ‘Technical Guidance’ is designed to be used by anyone who wants to understand more about the detailed rules on permitted development and the terms used in those rules. However, anyone who has no previous knowledge of permitted development issues will find it useful to look at the basic information on the Planning Portal first. To read this click here.
The Guidance gives an explanation of the rules on permitted development for householders, what these mean and how they should be applied in particular sets of circumstances. Diagrams have been included for illustrative purposes only and these are not drawn to scale. Where there is any doubt as to whether a development would be permitted development, advice should be sought from the local planning authority. To be certain that a proposed development is lawful and does not require an application for planning permission, it is possible to apply for a ‘Lawful Development Certificate’ from the local authority. For further information click here.