Type: Class E (32)


Class E Use Class – A new broad “commercial, business and service” use class.

This incorporates the previous shops (A1), financial and professional services (A2), restaurants and cafes (A3) and offices (B1) use class.

Uses such as gyms, nurseries and health centres previously within use class D1 and D2, and other uses which are suitable for a town centre area, are also included in the new use class.

A change of use within a single use class is not development for the purposes of the Town and County Planning Act 1990, and therefore the use of a building within this new use class will be able to change to another use, or mix of uses, within the use class without the need for planning permission.

Effective from 1st September 2020