Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
  • This Order may be cited as the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 and shall come into force on 1st June 1987.
  • In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires:—
  • (1) Subject to the provisions of this Order, where a building or other land F33is situated in Wales and is used for a purpose of any class specified in F34Schedule 1, the use of that building or that other land for any other purpose of the same class F35is not to be taken to involve development of the land.Part B or C of Schedule 1, orSchedule 2,(1B) Part B of Schedule 1 applies to a building or other land that is situated in England subject to the modifications set out in paragraph (1C) .Class B1 (Business) were omitted, andfor Class B2 (General industrial) there were substituted—
      Class B2. General industrialUse for the carrying on of an industrial process other than one falling within the uses described in Schedule 2, Class E, sub-paragraph (g) .
    Use for the carrying on of an industrial process other than one falling within the uses described in Schedule 2, Class E, sub-paragraph (g) .(2) References in paragraph (1) F36and (1A) to a building include references to land occupied with the building and used for the same purposes.(3) A use which is included in and ordinarily incidental to any use in a class specified in F37Schedule 1 or 2 is not excluded from the use to which it is incidental merely because it is specified in F37Schedule 1 or 2 as a separate use.in relation to Wales, Classes B1 and B2 in Schedule 1, orin relation to England, the use described in Schedule 2, Class E, sub-paragraph (g) and Class B2 in Schedule 1 as modified by paragraph (1C) (b) ,(5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .as a theatre,as an amusement arcade or centre, or a funfair,as a launderette,for the sale of fuel for motor vehicles,for the sale or display for sale of motor vehicles,for a taxi business or business for the hire of motor vehicles,as a scrapyard, or a yard for the storage or distribution of minerals or the breaking of motor vehicles,for any work registrable under the Alkali, etc. Works Regulation Act 1906,as a hostel,as a waste disposal installation for the incineration, chemical treatment (as defined in Annex I to Directive 2008/98/EC under heading D9) or landfill of hazardous waste as defined (in relation to England) in regulation 6 of the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 or (in relation to Wales) in regulation 6 of the Hazardous Waste (Wales) Regulations 2005,as a retail warehouse club being a retail club where goods are sold, or displayed for sale, only to persons who are members of that club;as a night-club,as a casinoF22,as a betting office,as a pay day loan shop.as a public house, wine bar, or drinking establishment,as a drinking establishment with expanded food provision,as a hot food takeaway for the sale of hot food where consumption of that food is mostly undertaken off the premises,as a venue for live music performance,a cinema,a concert hall,a bingo hall,a dance hall.(6A) For the purpose of paragraph (6) —
    • “high-cost short-term credit” has the meaning given in the edition of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Handbook which came into effect on 1st April 2014 (following an amendment by the Authority in the Consumer Credit (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Instrument 2014) ; and
    • “pay day loan shop” means premises—
      • (a) from which high-cost short-term credit is provided principally to visiting members of the public and includes premises from which such credit is provided in addition to other financial or professional services, and
      • (b) which, but for provision made in this article, would fall within Class A2 (financial and professional services) of F31Schedule 1 or Class E (Commercial, Business and Service) of Schedule 2 to this Order.
    (7) Where a building or other land is situated in Wales, class B8 (storage or distribution) does not include use of that building or land for the storage of, or as a distribution centre for, radioactive material or radioactive waste.(8) For the purpose of paragraph (7) , “radioactive material” and “radioactive waste” have the same meaning as in F25the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016.
  • In the case of a building used for a purpose within class C3 (dwellinghouses) in
  • The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1972
  • 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,financial services, orprofessional services (other than health or medical services) , orany other services (including use as a betting office) which it is appropriate to provide in a shopping area, Use for the sale of food or drink for consumption on the premises or of hot food for

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