General Permitted Development (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2020

This Order amends the GPDO 2015 in England by inserting into Part 20 a new permitted development right Class ZA.

This Order amends the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/596). Article 4(2) inserts into Part 20 of Schedule 2 to the 2015 Order a new permitted development right. Class ZA allows for the demolition of a single detached building in existence on 12 March 2020 that was used for office, research and development or industrial processes, or a free-standing purpose-built block of flats, and its replacement by an individual detached block of flats or a single detached dwellinghouse within the footprint of the old building. The old building should have a footprint no larger than 1,000 square metres and be no higher than 18 metres. The old building must have been built before 1990 and have been vacant for at least six months before the date of the application for prior approval. The right provides permission for works for the construction of a new building thatcan be up to two storeys higher than the old building with a maximum overall height of 18 metres. There is a prior approval process.

Author: MHCLG

Date: 31/8/2020 Coming into force date

This item updates DCP section 4.3429

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