Offices and Industrial Premises in Wales
Use of premises as an office, factory, laboratory or warehouse
Use of commercial premises as offices or for industrial purposes comes
within use class B of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order
1987 (as amended). Specific uses are:
• Class B1(a) – offices;
• Class B1(b) – research and development uses, such as laboratories and
• Class B1(c) – light industry suitable to a residential area;
• Class B2 – other industrial uses; and
• Class B8 – wholesale warehouses, distribution centres and repositories.
Can I change the permitted use?
Certain changes of use of class B premises do not require planning
permission (subject to certain conditions being complied with). Please
or consult your local authority for further information.