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Use Classes

Use Classes Order in England

(6th April 2016)

We recommend that you confirm the position of each case with the Council’s Planning Department.

NB: Any building in any Use Class (with limitations and conditions) can be used as a state-funded school for 1 academic year (Class A4 building must not be an Asset of Community Value; written request has to be made to LPA whether building has been nominated as Asset of Community Value)

NB: Where planning application made after 5 December, 1988, permitted development rights allow the use to be changed to another use granted permission at the same time for a period of ten years from the date of planning permission, unless consisting of a change of use to a betting office or pay day loan shop: GPDO (2015) Schedule 2 Part 3
Class V

The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 is the principle order which has been subject to a number of subsequent amendments. The above is intended as a general guide only. Reference must be made in the final instance to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Use Classes (Amendment) Order 2015, and General Permitted Development (Amendment) Order 2015 and 2016 and written confirmation obtained from the Local Planning Authority that no consent is required. No liability is accepted for the information it contains or for any errors or omissions.