Use classes order and permitted development rights Wales: A review

Project details

Full project title: Use classes order and permitted development rights Wales: A review

Duration: March 2015-October 2015

Funder: Welsh Government

Project Leader for SPE: Adam Sheppard

Other UWE Bristol researcher: Janet Askew

Research partners/collaborators:

  • Jennifer Angus (GVA Consultancy)
  • Hannah Hickman (Hannah Hickman Consultancy)
  • Scott Britnell (External consultant)

Project summary

The aim of this research is to explore whether any changes to the Use Classes Order (UCO) and Part 3 of Schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) in Wales are required and desirable to ensure it remains fit for purpose as a regulatory tool modelled upon the impact based approach and ">proportionality principle. The intention of the work will be to consider both the current approach to the UCO, as well as exploring the potential for change in association with the GPDO to allow for further movement and opportunities for change without the need for express approval. This will include the potential use of geographically specific tools such as Local Development Orders.

Project contact

For further information on the project, please contact Adam Sheppard.