Do you have commercial building that was in use class B1 on 12 March 2020 (or when the building was last used before that date)?
If so, then subject to a number of qualifying requirements, it may now be possible to demolish it and replace it with a purpose-built dwelling house or block of flats under the updated and amended Class ZA of the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) 2015.
CLASS Q amendments – agricultural buildings to residential
Additionally, amendments have been made to Class Q (agricultural buildings to residential). It’s now necessary to provide drawings with a greater level of detail, including:
- a floor plan with dimensions
- proposed use of each room
- dimensions of doors, windows and walls
- each elevation of the building
- an assessment of natural light
We’ve found that some local planning authorities have been requesting this information already, but with others you may find these requests are something new.