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Updated change of use forms live on 6 April

by on April 5, 2016

We have updated five forms that are being affected by new legislation which came into effect on 6 April.

  1. Change of Use of a Building from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), a Betting Office, Pay Day Loan Shop or a Mixed Use Combining Use as a Dwellinghouse with a Betting Office, Pay Day Loan Shop, Shops (Class A1) or Financial and Professional Services (Class A2) to a use falling within Class C3 (Dwellinghouses), and for Associated Operational Development: Schedule 2, Part 3, Class M.
  2. Change of Use of a building from Office Use (Class B1 (a)) to a Dwellinghouse (Class C3): Schedule 2, Part 3, Class O.
  3. Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Class C3), and for Associated Operational Development: Schedule 2, Part 3, Class Q.
  4. Change Of Use from Storage or Distribution Buildings (Class B8) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3): Schedule 2, Part 3, Class P.
  5. Change of Use from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos, (Sui Generis Uses) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3): Schedule 2, Part 3, Class N.

We are also updating site guidance in line with new regulations.

5 Comments
  1. K Roger-Jones permalink

    I have found the new website to be a considerable improvement. One slight mystery. The form insists that a surname be entered even where an application is made by a company. Entering the company name as a surname does the trick.

  2. Nigel Gastall permalink

    Are the new versions of the forms Version 3.0?
    It helps when the date of amendment is added to the form.

    • sarahchilcott permalink

      Hi Nigel
      We only publish the latest version of the forms, so you can be sure that they are up to date. Thanks for the feedback on the date amended, we’ll take a look at adding this. Sarah

  3. Chris Nash permalink

    I have reached this page via an automated email copy of the post, sent on 5 April. However the content above now differs to the extent to omit:

    “The new form is for ‘Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Premises in Light Industrial Use (Class B1(c)) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3)’.
    This form is available as a fillable PDF from the Planning Portal.”

    Looking at https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200126/applications/61/paper_forms/2 I cannot find the aforementioned new form. I assume it has not been added/removed since these new provisions cannot be exercised until October 2017, but would appreciate confirmation this is so please.

    • sarahchilcott permalink

      Hi Chris. Yes, you are right. It comes into effect in Oct 2017. Sarah

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