Use Classes Order

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Keeping abreast with changes to planning legislation in the UK can be challenging.

Over the last four years, the UK Government brought into effect changes to relax the types of development in England that can be undertaken without the need to seek planning permission. This includes greater flexibility between the planning use classes, which govern the permitted use of property.

Arup’s Planning, policy and economics team has produced an easy-to-use guide for property owners and developers summarising these changes.