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The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2023

07 August 2023

Amends/Commences: The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015

Comes into force: 27th July 2023

Jurisdiction: England

Due to renewed demand for domestic holidaymaking and to support the local tourism industry and film and television production growth, changes are made to planning permissions for the temporary use of land.

A new permitted development right is added that allows the temporary use of land as a recreational campsite for up to 60 days per calendar year, subject to certain limitations and conditions.

Temporary land use (Part 4 of Schedule 2) no longer applies to recreational campsites other than in connection with a festival. Also, development is now only permitted for the siting of a caravan in connection with a festival. 

The period that buildings or land can be used for temporary film-making purposes is increased along with the size of the land on which a building is situated and the maximum height of any temporary structure, works, plant or machinery.

A new class, ‘Class MA – alteration etc. of prison fences’, is added to allow for the erection or alteration of a prison fence of up to 5.5 metres above ground level.

A National Park Authority and the Broads Authority are added to the definition of local authority so that they can benefit from the permitted development rights.

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