Change of use of buildings
Planning permission may be required for what is termed a 'material change of use' of buildings or land eg to convert a pub into a house.
Building 'use' classes are described using a letter/number combination, eg A2, B2. No application is required if the proposed and existing uses fall within the same class, however a planning application is needed if the existing and proposed use of land or buildings fall within different classes.
A list of the different use classes is available on the planning portal website. Apply for permission for change of use, and notes to help you complete it.
Date Updated: 25/11/14