The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Wales) Order 2021

Jurisdiction: Wales

Commencement: 30th April 2021

Amends: The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995

Mini Summary

The main purpose of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 is to grant planning permission for certain classes of development without any requirement for an application to be made under Part III of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


Six new classes of permitted development* are added to allow additional developments in Wales between 30th April 2021 and 29th April 2022 without the need to apply for planning permission. These classes are contained in Part 4A of Schedule 2 and are listed below.

*Permitted developments include development consisting of the erection, extension, alteration or replacement of storage sheds and greenhouses on community growing spaces.

Class A

Class A allows temporary use of land for 28 days. 14 days of these may be used for a market, or motor car and motorcycle racing between 30th April 2021 and 3rd January 2022. Removable structures are also allowed during this time.

Development is not allowed on land where there is a scheduled monument or on the land of a listed building located within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) or National Park.

Class B

Class B allows the use of land for holding a market by or on behalf of a local authority between 30th April 2021 and 3rd January 2022.

Class C, D and E

Class C, D and E allow a temporary change of use for town centre buildings. The change of use is limited to 6 months and must cease on or before 29th April 2022. Developers are required to notify the local planning authority of the developments as soon as is reasonably practicable.

Class D also allows for the installation of a retractable awning over the front of food and drink premises. The awning cannot display an advertisement and must be retracted between 10pm and 8am. If an awning extends over a highway, permission must be obtained by the local authority.

Class F

Class F allows the change of use of part of a highway adjacent to food and drink premises for the purposes of placing removable chairs, tables and other removable furniture for the purposes of selling, serving or consumption of food and drink supplied from that premises. Permission must be obtained from the local council and furniture must not be used between 10pm and 8am. [May 2021]

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