Commercial Use Classes

A1 ShopsA1 Shop
A3-a4 restaurantA3/A4 Restaurant
b1 Light IndustrialB1 Light Industrial
D1 SurgeryD1 Surgery


What Use Class do you require?

When renting or purchasing a commercial property, always check that the property benefits from the Use Class you require.  If it does not hold the correct Use Class that your business requires, we would recommend speaking to the local planning department to establish how likely a change of use will be.  For example, if you are looking to open a takeaway you will need A5 consent.  Most shops/retail units fall under the A1 Use Class.   A full list of the current commercial Use Classes can be found by clicking on the 'DOWNLOAD USE CLASS ORDER' tab above.