PureTown Planning Guide to the Use Classes OrderEngland: Everyone loves a free download and this handy look-up sheet has long been our most popular. We have just updated it to reflect recent changes to permitted development rights – click on the image to download the latest version.

The enquiries are beginning to trickle in on the new right for changes of use from B1(a) offices to C3 residential as office owners begin to cotton on to the implications of the latest amendments. For one client I calculated that taking advantage of a permitted development for such a change of use would save over £500,000 in affordable housing and other Section 106 contributions. Go to our Intelligence page for a Briefing Note on the new permitted development rights.

IMPORTANT: this guide is just a guide, note the disclaimer at the bottom – please contact us to discuss before making any change of use.