What are the thresholds for travel plans?
|Development/ Change of use category||Description of development||Unit||Threshold|
|A1 Food retail Travel Plan Threshold||Retail sale of food to the public - food superstores, supermarkets, convenience food stores.||Gross Floor Area||> 800 sq m|
|A1 Non-food retail Travel Plan Threshold||
Retail sale of non-food goods to the public; but includes sandwich bars - sandwiches or other cold food purchased and consumed off the premises; internet cafés.
|Gross Floor Area||> 1500 sq m|
|A2 Financial and professional services Travel Plan Threshold||Financial services – banks, building societies and bureaux de change, professional services (other than health or medical services) – estate agents and employment agencies, other services – betting shops, principally where services are provided to visiting members of the public.||Gross Floor Area||> 2500 sq m|
|A3 Restaurants and cafes Travel Plan Threshold||Restaurants and cafés – use for the sale of food for consumption on the premises, excludes internet cafés (now A1).||Gross Floor Area||> 2500 sq m|
|A4 Drinking establishments Travel Plan Threshold||Use as a public house, wine-bar or other drinking establishment.||Gross Floor Area||> 600 sq m|
|A5 Hot food takeaway Travel Plan Threshold||Use for the sale of hot food consumption on or off the premises.||Gross Floor Area||>500 sq m|
|B1 Business Travel Plan Threshold||a) Offices other than within Class A2 (financial and professional services) b) Research and development - laboratories, studios c) Light industry||Gross Floor Area||>2500 sq m|
|B2 General Industrial Travel Plan Threshold||General industry (other than classified as in B1), The former 'special industrial' use classes, B3 - B7, are now all encompassed in the B2 use class||Gross Floor Area||> 4000 sq m|
|B8 Storage or distribution Travel Plan Threshold||Storage or distribution centres - wholesale warehouses, distribution centres and repositories.||Gross Floor Area||> 5000 sq m|
|Hotels C1 Travel Plan Threshold Threshold||Hotels, boarding houses and guest houses, development falls within this class if 'no significant element of care is provided'.||Bedrooms||>100 bedrooms|
|C2 Residential institutions - hospitals, nursing homes Travel Plan Threshold||Used for the provision of residential accommodation and care to people in need of care.||Beds||> 50 beds|
|C2 Residential institutions - residential education Travel Plan Threshold||Boarding schools and training centres.||Students||> 150 students|
|C2 Residential institutions - institutional hostels Travel Plan Threshold||Homeless shelters, accommodation for people with learning difficulties and people on probation.||Residents||> 400 residents|
|C3 Dwelling houses Travel Plan Threshold||Dwellings for individuals, families of not more than six people living together as a single household. Not more than six people living together includes - students or young people sharing a dwelling and small group homes for disabled or handicapped people living together in the community.||Dwelling Units||> 80 units|
|D1 Non-residential institutions Travel Plan Threshold||Medical and health services - clinics and health centres, crèches, day nurseries, day centres and consulting rooms (no attached to the consultant's or doctor's house), museums, public libraries, art galleries, exhibition halls, non-residential education and training centres, places of worship, religious instruction and church halls.||Gross Floor Area||> 1000 sq m|
|D2 Assembly & Leisure Travel Plan Threshold||Cinemas, dance and concert halls, sports halls, swimming baths, skating rinks, gymnasiums, bingo halls and casinos, other indoor and outdoor sports and leisure uses not involving motorised vehicles or firearms||Gross Floor Area||> 1500 sq m|
|Others Travel Plan Threshold||
For example: stadium, retail warehouse clubs, amusement arcades, launderettes, petrol filling stations, taxi businesses, car/vehicle hire businesses and the selling and displaying of motor vehicles, nightclubs, theatres, hostels, builders' yards, garden centres, POs, travel and ticket agencies, hairdressers, funeral directors, hire shops, dry cleaners.
|Dealt with on an individual case basis|
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