Planning - Usage Classes ExitMenu Revised 29 November 2011
A1 Retail Shop - shops, internet café, post offices, travel agents, hairdressers, funeral directors, dry cleaners etc.

A2 Finance & Professional Services - banks, building societies, betting offices etc.

A3 Restaurants and cafes

A4 Drinking establishments

A5 Hot food takeaways

B1(a) Business - offices

B1(b) Business - research & development

B1(c) Business - light Industry appropriate in a residential area

B2 General Industry

B8 Warehouse, Storage & Distribution - including open-air storage

C1 Hotels, boarding and guesthouses where no significant care is provided

C2 Residential Institutions - care homes, hospitals, nursing homes, boarding schools, colleges and training centres

C2A Secure Residential Institutions - prisons, young offenders institution, detention centres, secure training centres, custody centres, short term holding centres, secure hospitals, secure local authority accommodation or use as a military barracks

C3 Domestic Dwellings - Family homes, maximum six residents living together as a single household where care may be provided.
C4 Small shared houses or flats occupied by between 3 and 6 unrelated individuals who share basic amenities.

D1 Non-residential Institutions - surgeries, nurseries, day centres, schools, art galleries, museums, libraries, halls, churches etc.

D2 Assembly & Leisure - Cinemas, concert halls, bingo and dance halls, swimming baths, skating rinks, gymnasiums, sports arenas (except for motor sports or where firearms are used)

No code 

No class specified in the Schedule includes use —

(a) as a theatre,

(b) as an amusement arcade or centre, or a funfair,

(c) as a launderette,

(d) for the sale of fuel for motor vehicles,

(e) for the sale or display for sale of motor vehicles,

(f) for a taxi business or business for the hire of motor vehicles,

(g) as a scrapyard, or a yard for the storage or distribution of minerals or the breaking of motor vehicles.




(k) 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;

(l) as a night-club,

(m) casino.

The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 as amended