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APPENDIX L - USE CLASSES ORDER

CLASS A1: SHOPS

Use for all or any of the following purposes:

  • for the retail sale of goods other than hot food,

  • as a post office,

  • for the sale of tickets or as a travel agency,

  • for the sale of sandwiches or other cold food for consumption off the premises,

  • for hairdressing,

  • for the direction of funerals,

  • for the display of goods for sale,

  • for the hiring out of domestic or personal goods or articles,

  • for the washing or cleaning of clothes or fabrics on the premises,

  • for the reception of goods to be washed, cleaned or repaired, where the sale, display or services is to visiting members of the public

  • as an internet café

Class A1 excludes amusement arcades, amusement centres and funfairs. Paragraphs (i) and (j) do not permit launderettes, but do include dry cleaners. Motor fuel motor vehicles and car hire are also excluded.

CLASS A2: FINANCIAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Use for the provision of:

  • financial services, or

  • professional services (other than health or medical services), or

  • any other services (including use as a betting office) which is appropriate to provide in a shopping area, where the services are provided principally to visiting members of the public.

CLASS A3: RESTAURANTS AND CAFES

Use for restaurants, snack bars and cafes.

CLASS A4: DRINKING ESTABLISHMENTS

Use for pubs and bars.

CLASS A5: HOT FOOD TAKE-AWAYS

Use for take-aways.

CLASS B1: BUSINESS

Use for all or any of the following purposes:

  • as an office other than a use within class A2 (financial & professional services),

  • for research and development of products or processes, or

  • for any industrial process, being a use which can be carried out in any residential area without detriment to the amenity of that area by reason of noise, vibration, smell, fumes, smoke, soot, ash, dust, or grit.

CLASS B2: GENERAL INDUSTRIAL

Use for the carrying on of an industrial process other than one falling within class B1 above.

CLASS B8: STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION

Use for storage or as a distribution centre.

CLASS C1: HOTELS

Use as a hotel or as a boarding or guesthouse where, in each case, no significant element of care is provided.

CLASS C2: RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTIONS

  • Use for the provision of residential accommodation and care to people in need of care (other than those within class C3 (dwelling houses).

  • Use as a hospital or nursing home.

  • Use as a residential school, college or training centre.

CLASS C3: DWELLINGHOUSES

Use as a dwellinghouse (whether or not as a sole or main residence):

  • by a single person or by people living together as a family, or

  • by not more than six residents living together as a single household (including a household where care is provided for residents).

CLASS D1: NON-RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTIONS

Any use not including a residential use:

  • for the provision of any medical or health services except the use of premises attached to the residence of the consultant or practitioner,

  • as a crèche, day nursery or day centre,

  • for the provision of education,

  • for the display of works of art (otherwise than for sale or hire)

  • as a museum,

  • as a public library or public reading room,

  • as a public hall or exhibition hall,

  • for, or in connection with, public worship or religious instruction.

CLASS D2: ASSEMBLY & LEISURE

Use as:

  • a cinema,

  • a concert hall,

  • a bingo hall or casino,

  • a dance hall, a swimming bath, skating rink, gymnasium or area for other indoor or outdoor sports or recreations, not involving motorised vehicles or firearms.



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