Class A – Railway or light railway undertakings


railwayWe will not be expanding upon Class A, which is for railway or light railway undertakings within Planning Geek at this time.

The legislation can be found below. If you need the guidance of Planning Geek in the process for Class A, please contact us for any assistance or book a Zoom call today.





Class A – railway or light railway undertakings

Permitted development

A. Development by railway undertakers on their operational land, required in connection with the movement of traffic by rail.

Development not permitted

A.1 Development is not permitted by Class A if it consists of or includes—

(a) the construction of a railway;

(b) the construction or erection of a hotel, railway station or bridge; or

(c) the construction or erection otherwise than wholly within a railway station of—
(i) an office, residential or educational building, or a building used for an industrial process, or
(ii) a car park, shop, restaurant, garage, petrol filling station or other building or structure provided under transport legislation.

Interpretation of Class A

A.2 For the purposes of Class A, references to the construction or erection of any building or structure include references to the reconstruction or alteration of a building or structure where its design or external appearance would be materially affected.


Railway undertakings Page Updated:  8th August 2023