INDUSTRIAL & WAREHOUSE DEVELOPMENT
[GPDO PART 8]
Planning permission is not required for the Extension or Alteration of an industrial or warehouse building subject to the following criteria:-
the extended building is to be used for an unrelated undertaking. Ie it is not for your own usage.
the building is to be used for purposes other than the carrying out of an industrial process or for employee facilities (industrial buildings) or
the building is to be used for purposes other than storage or distribution or for employee facilities (warehouse buildings).
the height of the extended/altered building would exceed the height of the existing building.
the cubic content of the original building would not be increased by more than
o 10% on Article 1(5) land [ie sensitive areas]
o 25% in any other case.
the floorspace of the original building would not be increased by more than
o 500sqm for development on Article 1(5) land [ie sensitive areas]
o 1000sqm in any other case.
the external appearance of the premises would be materially affected.
any part of the alteration/extension is within 5m of any boundary of the curtilage of the premises.
the development would reduce the area available for parking or turning of vehicles.
The Extension or Alteration of an Industrial or
An extended/altered Industrial building may only be used for staff facilities or for the carrying out of an industrial process.
An extended / altered warehouse may only be used for staff facilities or storage and distribution.
facilities shall not be provided for employees use between and , except for the benefit of those present between those times who are actively involved in their employed tasks.
"Employee facilities" are specifically defined as being social, care or recreational facilities provided for employees of the undertaking, including crèche facilities provided for the children of such employees.
Measurements will include additional buildings within the curtilage, which are used in connection with each other. Be careful that previous development may have used up your permitted development rights.
permission is not required for development on '
the installation of additional or replacement plant & machinery
the provision, rearrangement or replacement of a sewer, main, pipe, cable or other apparatus
the provision, rearrangement or replacement of a private way, private railway, siding or conveyor
Subject to the following limitations:-
o the development would not materially affect the external appearance of the premises
o no plant or machinery would exceed 15m above ground level or the height of anything replaced, whichever is the greater.
"Industrial Land" means land used for the carrying out of an industrial process, including land used for the purposes of an industrial undertaking as a dock, harbour or quay, but does not include land in or adjacent to and occupied with a mine.
HARD STANDINGS: CLASS C
Planning permission is not required for the provision of a hard standing within the curtilage of an industrial building or warehouse to be used for the purpose of the undertaking concerned.
permission is not required for the deposit of waste material from an industrial
process on any land comprised in a site, which was used for that purpose prior
You should always consult your Local Authority before depositing waste from an industrial process.