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Table of GPDO changes – where they are allowed

Quick Reference TableYou can use the table below to quickly see which prior approval changes might be available to you in different settings within England. Our other table lists the possible changes via use class. Feel free to use either table.

An Article 4 could in theory prevent any of these from happening, but in reality the vast majority aim prevent HMOs or Office to Residential Conversions. 

Click on the various links for more detailed articles. If you are unsure as to what the different E, C3 or B8 mean, check out our Use Classes section. 

 

          ARTICLE 2(3) LAND
       
Class From To Date Stamp Listed Building Conservation Area AONB National Parks The Broads World Heritage SSSI Safety Hazard Area Sched Mon. Military Explosives Area
A Casino / Betting Office / PayDay / Hot Food E No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AA Pub / Wine Bar Pub etc. with expanded food No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
G E /
 PayDay /  Betting
E / 
PayDay /  Betting / 
C3 Mixed Use
No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
H E / 
PayDay /  Betting / 
C3 Mixed Use
E /
 PayDay /  Betting
No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
I B2 B8 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Class From To Date Stamp Listed Building Conservation Area AONB National Parks The Broads World Heritage SSSI Safety Hazard Area Scheduled Monument Military Explosives Area
L C3/C4 C4/C3 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
M PayDay /  Betting / 
Launderette / Hot Food
Mixed Use (G)
C3 20/03/2013 No No No No No No No No No No
MA E C3 2 Year No Yes No No No No No No No No
N Casinos/ Amusement Arcades C3 19/03/2014 No Yes No No No No No No No No
Q Barns C3 20/02/2013 No No No No No No No No No No
R Barns E / B8 / 
C1
03/07/2012 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
S Barns State Funded School  20/03/2013 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
T C1 / C2 / 
C2A / E
State Funded School No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
U State Funded School / Nursery C1 / C2 / 
C2A / E
No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Class From To Date Stamp Listed Building Conservation Area AONB National Parks The Broads World Heritage SSSI Safety Hazard Area Scheduled Monument Military Explosives Area

An Article 4 could refer to any restriction. An Article 4 restricting Class MA might allow Class L for example – check locally

 

Page updated: 27th February 2022

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