We want your views on the consolidation of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (UCO) and Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (GPDO) .

How to respond

Consultation ends:
28 September 2018
Consultation launched:

Consultation description

The UCO removes the need for planning permission for many material changes of use where the planning impacts of the new uses are similar. The GPDO grants planning permission for many small and low impact developments.

We propose to consolidate the UCO and GPDO to:

  • streamline the planning legislation for small and low impact developments
  • make sure the most accurate version of the legislation is readily available.

Consultation documents

Consultation document

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How to respond

Submit your comments by 28 September 2018, in any of the following ways:

Online form


Download the response form.

Complete and return to:

UCO & GPDO Consultation
Planning Directorate
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ