New Legislation – relating to the Use Classes Order 1987 (01/09/2020) …

The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force "immediately before 1st September 2020":

New Legislation:

  • September 2020: SI 2020 No. 859 - The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (pdf) (link).


  • The above SI 2020 No. 859 makes amendments to the following SI:
    - SI 2020 No. 757 - The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020.
  • Note: The above SI 2020 No. 859 (which comes into force "immediately before 1st September 2020") is effectively a correction to SI 2020 No. 757 (which comes into force on "1st September 2020"), albeit that the former has been published as a separate Statutory Instrument (SI), rather than as a "Correction" to SI 2020 No. 757.
  • Note: The "Explanatory Memorandum" (link) to SI 2020 No. 859 states the following:
    - "Part 3 of the CIL Regulations make provision for the preparation and application of charging schedules. Regulation 13 of the CIL Regulations provides that a charging authority may set differential rates by reference to (inter alia) different intended uses of development. Some charging authorities have used the nomenclature of the use class categorisation in the Use Classes Order as a short-hand to specify different intended uses for development.".
    - "This instrument inserts new regulation 4A into the Amendment Regulation [SI 2020 No. 757] to make provision with respect to references to use classes in charging schedules that are approved and published prior to the 1st September 2020 by a charging authority. If such a charging schedule sets differential rates for CIL by reference to different intended uses of development, and it refers to use classes for that purpose, then those references to use classes are to be read as if they were references to the descriptions of the uses which were specified for the purposes of those use classes in the Use Classes Order on 31st August 2020. This instrument ensures the continued operation and effect of CIL charging schedules after the Amendment Regulations [SI 2020 No. 757] come into force.".

Other Sources of Information:

  • August 2020: "Explanatory Memorandum" to SI 2020 No. 859 (pdf) (link).
  • Note: For more information about SI 2020 No. 757, please view this post.

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