1.The Committee requested a memorandum on two points in relation to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021.
1. In relation to article 10(3)(b), explain the omission of a definition for “operational building” (noting that the definition in paragraph O of Part 8 in Schedule 2 of S.I. 2015/596 is restricted to airports).
2. In relation to article 9(6) inserting new paragraph M.2A(3)(a)(i), explain the reference to “paragraph Q.2(1)(f)”.
2.The Department acknowledges the issues with the drafting of article 10(3)(b) and article 9(6), for which the Department apologises. The reference to paragraph Q.2(1)(f) should have been a reference to paragraph Q.2(1)(g).
3.The Department will amend the instrument to correct the omission and incorrect reference at the first available opportunity, which is expected to be in the Summer.
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
18 May 2021