Summary of the latest Permitted Development changes - May 30th
Temporary UsesTemporary Use of Buildings [Part 4,
This is yet another new class which sets up a flexible temporary change of use regime. It allows the change of
use of a building and any land within its curtilage from Class A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, D1 or D2 use, to a ‘flexible
use’ falling within Classes A1, A2, A3, or B1 for a continuous period of up to 2 years.
This PD allowance can only be exercised once and there is a maximum floorspace limit of 150m² - which may be
part of a building. Listed Buildings and Scheduled Ancient Monuments are excluded.
Before carrying out a change under Class D, the developer must notify the LPA of the proposed use and the date
that it will commence. Only one use in the specified list may be carried out at any one time and the LPA must be
advised in advance of any change to another of the flexible uses within the 2 year period. As this is a temporary
change, the premises concerned retain their lawful use throughout the period when the flexible use is in place and
will revert to that lawful use at the expiry of the 2 year period, or when the flexible use ceases.