|Use Classes||Description||Permitted Change|
|A1 Shops||Shops, Retail Warehouses, Post Offices, Ticket and Travel Agents, Hairdressers, Funeral Directors & Undertakers, Domestic Hire Shops, Dry Cleaners, Sandwich Bars – Sandwiches or other cold food purchased and consumed off the premises, Internet Cafés and Cyber Cafés.||No Permitted Change except to mixed use as a shop and single flat and vice versa|
|A2 Financial & Professional Services||Financial Services (Banks, Building Societies and Bureau de Change), Professional Services (excluding Health or Medical Services) (Estate Agents and Employment Agencies). Other Services – Betting Shops. Principally where services are provided to visiting members of the public.||A1 (where there is a ground floor display window) plus as above.|
|A3 Restaurants & Cafes||Restaurants, Snack Bars and Cafés – Use for the sale of food for consumption on the premises.||A1 or A2.|
|A4 Drinking Establishments||Use as a Public House, Wine-Bar or other Drinking Establishment. The primary purpose is the sale and consumption of alcoholic drink on the premises||A1, A2 or A3.|
|A5 Hot Food Takeaway||Use for the sale of hot food for consumption off the premises.||A1, A2 or A3.|
|B1 Business||a) Offices rather than in a use within Class A2 (Financial and Professional Services).
b) Research and Development – Laboratories, Studios.
c) Light Industry.
|B8 (where no more than 235 Sq M).|
|B2 General Industrial||General Industry (Other than Classified as in B1). The former ‘Special Industrial@ Use Classes, B3 – B7, are all now encompassed in the B2 Use Class||B1 (unlimited) or B8 (where no more than 235 Sq M).|
|B8 Storage or Distribution||Storage or Distribution Centres.||B1 (where no more than 235 Sq M).|
|C1 Hotels||Hotels, Boarding Houses & Guest Houses. Development falls within this class if ‘no significant element of care is provided’.||No Permitted Change.|
|C2 Residential Institutions||Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Residential School and Training Centres. Use for the provision of residential accommodation and care to people in need of use.||No Permitted Change.|
|C2A Secure Residential Institutions||Use for a provision of secure residential accommodation, including use as a prison, young offenders institution, detention centre, secure training centre, custody centre, short term holding centre, secure hospital, secure local authority accommodation or use as a military barracks.||No Permitted Change.|
|C3 Dwelling houses||Dwellings for individuals, families or not more than six people living together as a single household.||No Permitted Change.|
|D1 Non-Residential Institutions||Medical & Health Services, Crèche, Day Nursery, Day Centres, Museums, Public Halls, Libraries, Art Galleries, Exhibition Halls, Non-residential Education and Training Centres, Places of Worship, Church Halls, Law Courts.||No Permitted Change.|
|D2 Assembly & Leisure||Cinemas, Concert Halls, Sports Halls, Swimming Baths, Skating Rinks, Gymnasiums, Bingo Hall. Other Indoor and Outdoor Sports and Leisure Uses, not involving motorized vehicles or firearms.||No Permitted Change.|
|Sui Generis||There are many use classes that are not specifically categorised by the four main use classes. These uses are classified as sui generic. For example: Petrol Stations, Retail Warehouse Clubs, Amusement Arcades, Launderettes, Taxi or Vehicle Hire Business & the Selling and Displaying of Motor Vehicles, Nightclubs, Theatres, Hostels, Builders Yards, Scrap Yards, Casinos.||No Permitted Change (except Casinos: permitted change from Sui Generis to D2)|