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The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997


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Article 3


Class 1. Shops


(a)for the retail sale of goods other than hot food;

(b)as a post office;

(c)for the sale of tickets;

(d)as a travel agency;

(e)for the sale of cold food for consumption off the premises;

(f)for hairdressing;

(g)for the direction of funerals;

(h)for the display of goods for sale;

(i)for the hiring out of domestic or personal goods or articles;

(j)as a launderette or dry cleaners; or

(k)for the reception of goods to be washed, cleaned or repaired;

where the sale, display or service is principally to visiting members of the public.

Class 2. Financial, professional and other services

Use for the provision of–

(a)financial services;

(b)professional services; or

(c)any other services (including use as a betting office);

which it is appropriate to provide in a shopping area and where the services are provided principally to visiting members of the public.

Class 3. Food and drink

Use for the sale of food or drink for consumption on the premises.

Class 4. Business


(a)as an office, other than a use within class 2 (financial, professional and other services);

(b)for research and development of products or processes; or

(c)for any industrial process;

being a use which can be carried on in any residential area without detriment to the amenity of that area by reason of noise, vibration, smell, fumes, smoke, soot, ash, dust or grit.

Class 5. General industrial

Use for the carrying on of an industrial process other than one falling within class 4 (business).

Class 6. Storage or distribution

Use for storage or as a distribution centre.

Class 7. Hotels and hostels

Use as a hotel, boarding house, guest house, or hostel where no significant element of care is provided, other than premises licensed for the sale of alcoholic liquor to persons other than residents or to persons other than persons consuming meals on the premises and other than a use within class 9 (houses).

Class 8. Residential institutions


(a)for the provision of residential accommodation and care to people in need of care other than a use within class 9 (houses);

(b)as a hospital or nursing home; or

(c)as a residential school, college or training centre.

Class 9. Houses


(a)as a house, other than a flat, whether or not as a sole or main residence, by–

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

(ii)not more than 5 residents living together including a household where care is provided for residents;

(b)as a bed and breakfast establishment or guesthouse, where at any one time not more than 2 bedrooms are, or in the case of premises having less than 4 bedrooms 1 bedroom is, used for that purpose.

Class 10. Non-residential institutions

Use, not including residential use–

(a)as a crêche, day nursery or day centre;

(b)for the provision of education;

(c)for the display of works of art (otherwise than for sale or hire);

(d)as a museum;

(e)as a public library or public reading room;

(f)as a public hall or exhibition hall; or

(g)for, or in connection with, public worship or religious instruction, or the social or recreational activities of a religious body.

Class 11. Assembly and leisure

Use as a–


(b)concert hall;

(c)bingo hall or casino;

(d)dance hall or discotheque; or

(e)swimming bath, skating rink, gymnasium or area for other indoor or outdoor sports or recreation, not involving motorised vehicles or firearms.

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