A quick reference guide to the Town and Country
Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 and Permitted Changes of Use
(England and Wales only) as amended by the 2005
The chart below provides a basic summary of the Use
Classes Order and associated permitted development rights. It is
provided as an initial quick reference guide and should not be
regarded as definitive.
This area of law is complex. Professional advice
should be sought in every case. The Planning Group at CMS Cameron
McKenna would be happy to assist – please contact Tony Kitson
on 020 7367 3556.
Notes on Changes of Use:
- Changes of use within a class, once the initial use has been
initiated in accordance with permission, do not require planning
permission, unless the proposed use is restricted by a condition
attached to an applicable planning permission.
- The permitted developments described in the third column will
not require express planning permission where the relevant
requirements set out in the Town and Country Planning (General
Permitted Development) Order 1995 (GPDO) apply unless:
- conditions attached to an applicable planning permission
restrict the proposed change.
- the Secretary of State or local planning authority have issued
a direction restricting changes of use
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