Part B – Industrial or Storage & Distribution
Part B of the Use Classes Order 1987 (as amended) are generally business that serve people either as factories or storage etc.. Check out our changes of change of use table to see which uses classes enjoy permitted development rights. There may also be temporary uses that apply to Part B. This can be found here.
Note that from 1st September 2020 Class B1 has been merged into the new use Class E within England.
Part B is divided into two classes within England. (Wales retains Use Class B1).
Where a property is in two use classes – then it will be classed as sui generis. The one exception is a building with Class E, sub-paragraph (g) & B2 use as long as the section allocated to B2 is not substantially increased.
Page Updated: 19th January 2024