Use Classes Order 2005

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					Use Classes Order 2005
It is recommended that you confirm the position of each case with the Council’s Planning
TCPA Use Classes      Use/Description of development                                                    Permitted
Order 2005                                                                                              Change to
(Effective 21 April                                                                                     another use
2005)                                                                                                   class
                      Retail sale of goods to the public – Shops, Post Offices, Travel Agencies         No permitted
A1 Shops              and Ticket Agencies, Hairdressers, Funeral Director and Undertakers,              change
                      Domestic Hire Shops, Dry Cleaners, Sandwich Bars – Sandwiches or other
                      cold food purchased and consumed off the premises, Internet Cafes.
                      Financial Services – Banks, Building Societies and Bureau de Change.              A1 (where there
A2 Financial and      Professional Services (other than Health and Medical Services) – Estate           is a ground floor
Professional          Agents and Employment Agencies. Other Services – Betting Shops.                   display window)
Services              Principally where services are provided to visiting members of the public.
                      Restaurants and Cafes – Use for the sale of food for consumption on the           A1 or A2
A3 Restaurants        premises. Excludes Internet Cafes (now A1)
and Cafes
                      Use as a Public House, Wine Bar or other Drinking Establishment                   A1, A2 or A3
A4 Drinking
                      Use for the sale of hot food for consumption off the premises                     A1, A2 or A3
A5 Hot Food
                         (a) Offices other than in a use within Class A2 (Financial and                 B8 (where no
B1 Business                   Professional Services)                                                    more than
                         (b) Research and Development – Laboratories, Studios                           235m )
                         (c) Light Industry
                      General Industry (Other than Classified as in B1)                                 B1 or B8 (B8
B2 General            The former ‘Special Industrial’ Use Classes, B3 – B7, are all now                 limited to
Industry              encompassed in the B2 Use Class                                                   235m )
                      Storage or Distribution Centres – Wholesale Warehouses, Distribution              B1 (where no
B8 Storage or         Centres and Repositories                                                          more than
Distribution                                                                                            235m )
                      Hotels, Boarding Houses and Guest Houses.                                         No permitted
C1 Hotels             Development falls within this class if ‘no significant element of care is         change
                      Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Residential Education and Training Centres.             No permitted
C2 Residential        Use for the provision of residential accommodation and care to people in          change
Institutions          need of care.
                      Dwellings for individuals, families or not more than six people living together   No permitted
C3 Dwelling           as a single household. Not more than six people living together includes -        change
Houses                students or young people sharing a dwelling and small group homes for
                      disabled or handicapped people living together in the community.
                      Medical and Health Services – Clinics and Health Centres, Crèche, Day             No permitted
D1 Non-               Nursery, Day Centres and Consulting Rooms (not attached to the                    change
Residential           Consultants or Doctors house), Museums, Public Libraries, Art Galleries,
Institutions          Exhibition Halls, Non-residential Education and Training Centres, Places of
                      Worship, Religious Instruction and Church Halls.
                      Cinemas, Dance and Concert Halls, Sports Halls, Swimming Baths, Skating           No permitted
D2 Assembly           Rinks, Gymnasiums, Bingo Halls and Casinos. Other Indoor and Outdoor              change
and Leisure           Sports and Leisure Uses, not involving motorised vehicle or firearms.
Not in any use        For example: Retail Warehouse Clubs, Amusement Arcades, Launderettes,             No permitted
class (Sui Generis)   Petrol Filling Stations, Taxi Businesses, Car/Vehicle Hire Businesses and         change
                      the Selling and Displaying of Motor Vehicles, Nightclubs, Theatres, Hostels,
                      Builders Yards, Garden Centres.

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