Last edited 21 Jun 2016

Temporary use

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 permits certain types of development without needing to seek planning permission from the local planning authority. These are known as ‘permitted developments’.

Schedule 2 of the Order, Part 4: Temporary buildings and uses, permits:

  • Class A ‘…provision on land of buildings, moveable structures, works, plant or machinery required temporarily in connection with and for the duration of operations being or to be carried out on, in, under or over that land or on land adjoining that land.’
  • Class B ‘…use of any land for any purpose for not more than 28 days in total in any calendar year, of which not more than 14 days in total may be for the purposes referred to in paragraph B.2 (the holding of a market, motor car and motorcycle racing including trials of speed, and practising for these activities), and the provision on the land of any moveable structure for the purposes of the permitted use.’

However Class A developments are not permitted for mining operations, or if planning permission is required for those operations but is not granted or deemed to be granted. In addition, ‘…any building, structure, works, plant or machinery permitted by Class A shall be removed, and, any adjoining land on which development permitted by Class A has been carried out shall, as soon as reasonably practicable, be reinstated to its condition before that development was carried out.’

Class B developments are not permitted if:

  1. The holding of a market.
  2. Motor car and motorcycle racing including trials of speed, and practising for these activities.
  3. Other motor sports.
  4. Clay pigeon shooting.
  5. Any war game.
  • The use of the land is for the display of an advertisement.

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