Class D – Modification of shop loading bays
Class D allows for the modification of a shop loading bay. You can increase the size by up to 20% as long as it is not on Article 2(3) land, a SSSI, scheduled monument or listed building.
The full legislation for Class D and the modification of a shop loading bay can be found below. Please contact us if you need any assistance with Class D.
Class D – modification of shop loading bays
D. Development consisting of modification of a loading bay of a shop.
Development not permitted
D.1 Development is not permitted by Class D if—
(a) the size of the original loading bay, when measured in any dimension, would be increased by more than 20%; or
(b) any part of the development would be—
(i) on article 2(3) land;
(ii) in a site of special scientific interest; or
(iii) within the curtilage of a listed building or a scheduled monument.
D.2 Development is permitted by Class D subject to the condition that the materials used must be of a similar appearance to those used in the construction of the exterior of the shop.
Interpretation of Class D
D.3 For the purposes of Class D—
“goods vehicle” has the meaning given in section 192 of the Road Traffic Act 1988;
“loading bay” means any facility, including vehicle ramps, for the loading or unloading of goods vehicles; and
“shop” means a building used for any purpose within Class E(a) (display or retail sale of goods other than hot food) of Schedule 2 to the Use Classes Order.
shop loading bay Page Updated: 8th August 2023