Consultation on potential revisions of general permitted Development Order  

Consultation relating to planning legislation which exempts certain development from the need for an application for planning permission. The consultation seeks views on the General Permitted Development Order with the stated aims of:

  • establishing a clear purpose for permitted development rights and making the provisions of the GPDO more proportionate, streamlined, clearer and easier to use;
  • reducing bureaucracy and the need for planning applications where scrutiny adds little or no value individually or cumulatively;
  • updating and assessing the continuing relevance of the various classes; and
  • aligning the GPDO with the planning reform agenda, in particular with current legislation and planning policy.

The Scottish Government, 22 March 2011