Amendments to permitted developments

Several changes to planning law came into force on 6 April 2014. The changes introduce a number of new permitted development rights for change of use:

• New Class CA allows a building used as a shop to be used as a bank, a building society, a credit union or a friendly society.

• New Class IA allows buildings used as shops or for the provision of financial or professional services to change to residential use.

• Class K is expanded to allow buildings used for a variety of uses to become nurseries.

• New Class MA allows agricultural buildings to become schools or nurseries.

• New Class MB allows agricultural buildings to change to residential use.

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