The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2020

Jurisdiction: Wales

Commencement: 30th March 2020

Amends: 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.


A new permitted development right is added to allow local authorities in Wales to carry out certain development in an emergency* for which a planning permission application is not required. This development right is added as a new section in Schedule 2 of the 1995 Order, which sets out all the developments that do not require planning permission.

The development that is permitted has to be for:

  • preventing an emergency;
  • reducing, controlling or mitigating the effects of an emergency; or
  • taking other action in connection with an emergency.

*An emergency is an event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom.


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