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The Town and Country (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2014

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New permitted development rights for industry, businesses, educational institutions and hospitals in Wales will come into force on 28 April 2014.

The Town and Country (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2014 will amend Parts 8 and 32 of the General Permitted Development Order and introduce new Parts 41 and 42. It will:

  • provide more flexible permitted development rights (PDRs) for industrial and warehouse premises, schools, colleges, universities and hospitals
  • provide new permitted development rights for offices, shops, financial and professional services
  • require the use of porous or permeable materials for hardstandings associated with industrial and warehouse development
  • provide PDRs for cycle and refuse stores
  • provide greater protection for World Heritage Sites for the classes of development in the Amendment Order
  • the Compensation Regulations are amended and consolidated by The Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (Wales) Regulations 2014 to take account of the new PDRs.

A copy of the letter is available below.

We have also produced Guidance to interpret the amendment order.

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