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Planning (General Development) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Planning (General Development) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 19th July 1996.

Amendment

2.  After Class D of Part 3 of Schedule 1 of the Planning (General Development) Order (Northern Ireland) 1993(1) (changes of use) add the following Classes—

Class E Permitted development

E.  Development consisting of a change of the use of a building—

(a)to a mixed use for any purpose within Class 1 (shops) of the Schedule to the Use Classes Order and as a single flat, from a use for any purpose within Class 1 of that Schedule;

(b)to a mixed use for any purpose within Class 2 (financial, professional and other services) of the Schedule to the Use Classes Order and as a single flat, from a use for any purpose within Class 2 of that Schedule;

(c)where that building has a display window at ground floor level, to a mixed use for any purpose within Class 1 (shops) of the Schedule to the Use Classes Order and as a single flat, from a use for any purpose within Class 2 (financial, professional and other services) of that Schedule.

Conditions

E.1  Development is permitted by Class E subject to the following conditions—

(a)some or all of the parts of the building used for any purposes within Class 1 or Class 2, as the case may be, of the Schedule to the Use Classes Order shall be situated on a floor below the part of the building used as a single flat;

(b)where the development consists of a change of use of any building with a display window at ground floor level, the ground floor shall not be used in whole or in part as the single flat;

(c)the single flat shall not be used otherwise than as a dwelling (whether or not as a sole or main residence)—

(i)by a single person or by people living together as a family, or

(ii)by not more than six residents living together as a single household (including a household where care is provided for residents).

Interpretation of Class E

E.2  For the purposes of Class E the expression “care” means personal care for people in need of such care by reason of old age, disablement, past or present dependence on alcohol or drugs or past or present mental disorder.

Class F Permitted development

F.  Development consisting of a change of the use of a building—

(a)to a use for any purpose within Class 1 (shops) of the Schedule to the Use Classes Order from a mixed use for any purpose within Class 1 of that Schedule and as a single flat;

(b)to a use for any purpose within Class 2 (financial, professional and other services) of the Schedule to the Use Classes Order from a mixed use for any purpose within Class 2 of that Schedule and as a single flat;

(c)where that building has a display window at ground floor level, to a use for any purpose within Class 1 (shops) of the Schedule to the Use Classes Order from a mixed use for any purpose within Class 2 (financial, professional and other services) of that Schedule and as a single flat.

Development not permitted

F.1  Development is not permitted by Class F unless the part of the building used as a single flat was immediately prior to being used so used used for any purpose with Class 1 or Class 2 of the Schedule to the Use Classes Order..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on

L.S.

J. McConnell

Assistant Secretary

12th June 1996.

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