2Amendment of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987
(1) The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 is amended as follows.
(2) In Part C of the Schedule, for Class C2A substitute—
“Class C2A. Secure residential institutions
Use for the provision of secure residential accommodation, including use as a prison, young offenders institution, detention centre, secure training centre, custody centre, short-term holding centre, secure hospital, secure local authority accommodation or use as military barracks.”.
(3) In Part C of the Schedule, for Class C3 substitute—
“Class C3. Dwellinghouses
Use as a dwellinghouse (whether or not as a sole or main residence) by—
(a) a single person or by people to be regarded as forming a single household;
(b) not more than six residents living together as a single household where care is provided for residents; or
(c) not more than six residents living together as a single household where no care is provided to residents (other than a use within Class C4).
Interpretation of Class C3
For the purposes of Class C3(a) “single household” shall be construed in accordance with section 258 of the Housing Act 2004.”
(4) In Part C of the Schedule, after Class C3 insert—
“Class C4. Houses in multiple occupation
Use of a dwellinghouse by not more than six residents as a “house in multiple occupation”.
Interpretation of Class C4
For the purposes of Class C4 a “house in multiple occupation” does not include a converted block of flats to which section 257 of the Housing Act 2004 applies but otherwise has the same meaning as in section 254 of the Housing Act 2004.”.
Specified date: 6 April 2010: see art 1(1).