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Use Classes Order & Permitted Changes of Use Summary

Summary Guide to the Use Classes Order and Permitted Changes of Use

(1st September 2020)

 

Current Use

Current Use Class

New Use Class
(from 1st September 2020)

Shops´╣Ą280m² and no other ≤1,000m radius

A1

Class F2
Local community uses

Shops

A1 

Class E
Commercial, Business and Service

Supermarkets

Post Offices

Travel Agencies

Sandwich Bars

Hairdressers/Barbers

Funeral Directors/ Undertakers

Retail Warehouses 

Domestic Hire Shops

Dry Cleaners

Locations to receive items for cleaning or repair

Internet Cafés

Banks and Building Societies

A2

Estate Agents or Employment Agencies

Restaurants

A3

Cafés

Public Houses/Wine Bars etc. where no or little food is served
Drinking Establishments with expanded food provision

A4

Sui Generis
In a class of their own

Hot Food Takeaways

A5

Offices

B1(a)

Class E
Commercial, Business and Service

Research and Development of products and processes

B1(b)

Light Industrial appropriate in a residential area

B1(c)

General Industrial

B2

Class B2 (no change)

Storage and Distribution

B8

Class B8 (no change)

Hotels

C1

Class C1 (no change)

Residential Institutions

C2

Class C2 (no change)

Secure Residential Institutions

C2(a)

Class C2(a) (no change)

Houses & Flats

C3

Class C3 (no change)

HMOs (between 3 to 6 residents)

C4

Class C4 (no change)

Doctors, Clinics and Health Centres, Acupuncture Clinics etc. (except where linked to residence of practitioner)

D1

Class E
Commercial, Business and Service

Crèches, Day Nurseries or Day Centres

Schools

D1

Class F1
Learning and non-residential institutions

Galleries

Museums

Libraries

Public Halls (except local)

Churches etc.

Cinemas

D2

Sui Generis
In a class of their own

Music and Concert Halls

Bingo Halls

Dance Halls (not nightclubs)

Gymnasiums

D2

Class E
Commercial, Business and Service

Indoor Sports and Recreation (except where motorsports or firearms are used)

Halls or Meeting Places for principal use of the local community

D2

Class F2
Local community uses

Swimming Pools

Skating rinks

Outdoor Sports and Recreation (except where motorsports or firearms are used)

Theatres, Betting Offices, Payday Loan Shops,
Funfairs, Large Houses in multiple occupation (seven or more), ‘Alkali Works’, Hostels providing no significant element of care, Scrap Yards, Yards for the Storage/Distribution of Minerals, Yards for the Breaking of Motor Vehicles, Fuel Stations, Shops selling and/or displaying Motor Vehicles, Retail Warehouse Clubs, Nightclubs, Launderettes, Police Stations, Taxi Businesses, Car Hire locations, Amusement Arcades and Centres, Casinos, Tattoo Parlours, Beauticians, Massage Parlours, Nail Bars, Landfill Sites, Motor Sport Arenas, Firearms Ranges

Sui Generis

Sui Generis (no change)

 

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