The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on proposals to amend and consolidate the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended)(UCO) and the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (as amended) (GPDO).
The Welsh Government writes:
The UCO removes the need for planning permission for many material changes of use where the planning impacts of the new uses are similar. The GPDO grants planning permission for many small and low impact developments.
It is proposed to consolidate the UCO and GPDO to:
- streamline the planning legislation for small and low impact developments
- make sure the most accurate version of the legislation is readily available.
The consultation includes a set of 64 no. specific questions. Complete the consultation response form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org and Include ‘UCO and GPDO Consultation’ in subject line
The proposals detailed in this paper are informed by the following documents which you may want to refer for further information:
- The categorisation of uses and management of change: A planning review. University of the West of England. October 2015
- Permitted development rights and small-scale, low risk hydropower. Dulas Ltd. November 2017
- Planning for Mobile Telecommunications: An Assessment of Permitted Development Rights In Wales. Arcadis. December 2017.
The consultation ends on 28 September.