Definitions for "Use classes order"
The Town and Country Use Classes Order 1987 categorises various types of land use for which changes of use within the same class do not require planning permission.
Part of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Legal basis for defining different types of uses, such as shops (A1) or general industrial (B2). The General Development Order, see above, allows changes of use from certain classes to other's without requiring specific planning permission from the Council.
Different uses of land or buildings are categorised within "use classes" in the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, as amended. The use classes A and B are described elsewhere in this glossary.