Tuesday, 25 June 2013

New forms on the Planning Portal

Although no forms are prescribed for the new prior notification procedures under the recent amendments to the General Permitted Development Order, the Planning Portal has helpfully published a simple notice for prior approval of a Change of Use from Business to Residential (in England only, of course). It is based on the requirements set out in the GPDO amendment order, so presumably contains none of the nonsense that might be included in some LPAs’ home-made forms. No guidance notes are included with the form, which is hardly surprising in view of the utter confusion over how this particular prior notification procedure will work in practice! Further prior approval forms are being prepared for future publication on the Planning Portal.



  1. This is not a link as such, but if you copy and paste it into the address bar on your browser and press ‘Go’, this should take you to the downloadable PDF form: