The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as changed) puts employments of area and structures into different classifications known as ‘Use Classes‘.
This new class is designed specifically for restaurants and cafés, i.e. places where the primary purpose is the sale and consumption of food and light refreshments on the premises.
A restaurant whose trade is primarily in-house dining but which has ancillary bar use will be in Class A3. Where the pub or bar activity is a minor component of the business and will not affect environmental amenity, it will treated as ancillary to the primary (restaurant) use of the premises. Such matters will be decided on the basis of fact and degree in each case.
Places where the primary purpose is the sale and consumption of food and light refreshment on the premises.
Permitted change from A3
- A1 where there is a display window at ground floor level
Premises in the A3 class have a permitted change of use to both the A1: Shops and A2: Financial/Professional services use class but not to any other use class.
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