June 9, 2021

Planning series: Webinar 4 - Use Classes Order

Gateley Legal

  • Start time: noon
  • Discussion / Virtual

Following the success of last year’s webinar series, we’re launching a new series of live bitesize planning webinars which will take place on a weekly basis.

Each webinar will explore at least one key planning issue or update that impacts on property developments and regeneration. You can join one webinar, some webinars or (hopefully) all six, whichever works for your diary and interests.

What will webinar 4 cover?

Our expert will take you through the changes which came into effect in 2020, whereby new use classes were introduced. 

The changes are significant and were aimed at introducing greater flexibility in the use of buildings to respond to changing market conditions and local needs without needing planning permission. 

Such changes take time to get used to, and whilst it is too soon to tell how well-received this overhaul of the Use Classes Order has been overall, our speaker Susan Ehlinger will consider the main issues that have already arisen in practice.

PLEASE NOTE: As stated in this webinar, the major changes are proving to be controversial. Since our webinar on the subject was delivered, it has been announced that the campaigners, the Rights Community Action Group, have secured a Court of Appeal hearing. The date is unknown but we will provide a further update as the matter progresses.

Take a look at the series schedule:

Date Time Topic Speaker Register/Watch on-demand
Wednesday 12 May 12pm - 12.30pm Hillside Parks v Snowdonia National Park Authority 2020: An overview of case law relating to the implementation of multiple planning permissions Matthew Scudamore Watch on-demand
Wednesday 19 May 12pm - 12.30pm Community Infrastructure Levy Melissa Huree Watch on-demand
Wednesday 26 May 12pm - 12.30pm Biodiversity net gain Joanna Gliddon Watch on-demand
Wednesday 9 June 12pm - 12.30pm Use Classes Order Susan Ehlinger Watch on-demand
Wednesday 16 June 12pm - 12.30pm Revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework Richard Bailey Watch on-demand
Wednesday 21 July 12.30pm - 1pm Decision Making by Local Planning Authorities and Officers and members' duties Mark Iveson Watch on-demand



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