The General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) permits certain limited and minor developments without requiring a formal planning application.

There are permitted development rights available for a wide variety of developments and changes of use. Among the most popular permitted development rights are:

Development within the curtilage of a dwelling house

The conversion of agricultural buildings to residential uses

Changing the use of agricultural buildings to a flexible commercial use

The change of use of a commercial building to a residential use

The GPDO specifies where a Local Planning Authority’s ‘prior approval’ is required before a development can be undertaken under permitted development rights.

Over the past few years, the General Permitted Development Order has undergone a number of changes. In addition to providing advice on permitted development opportunities your building may have, we can prepare and submit a Prior Approval application for you.

Some examples of what we do...