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What is the definition of a ‘dwelling’ for planning purposes?

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Published on LexisPSL on 30/07/2018

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  • What is the definition of a ‘dwelling’ for planning purposes?

What is the definition of a ‘dwelling’ for planning purposes?

The C3 use class, which a dwelling house falls under, is defined in the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, SI 1987/764.

In England, it is defined as ‘use as a dwellinghouse (whether or not as a sole or main residence) by:

  1. a single person or by people to be regarded as forming a single household

  2. not more than six residents living together as a single household where care is

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