Definition: General Permitted Development order: GPDO
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development)(England) Order 2015 sets out a number of classes of more minor development that are granted planning permission subject to the exceptions, limitations and conditions mentioned in the Order. Provided development is carried out in accordance with the terms of the Order no application for planning permission needs to be made. Under the Order, local planning authorities can remove permitted development rights using what is called an Article 4 direction. The GPDO does not affect the need for other consents other than planning permission, such as listed building and conservation area consent and scheduled monument consent.