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Part D – locations where people do not sleep

Planning Use Class DPart D of the Use Classes Order 1987 (as amended) are generally locations where people do not sleep such as non residential institutions and assembly and leisure etc..  Note that the list on this page might alter from the original order as some subclasses have been removed and others added. This page is correct as of 29th May 2020. Check out our changes of change of use table to see which Class D use classes enjoy permitted development rights.

They are as follows…..

(Also see Part A, Part B, Part C and Sui Generis)

Class D1 – Non-residential institutions – 
Any use not including a residential use —
a) for the provision of any medical or health services except the use of premises attached to the residence of the consultant or practitioner,
b) as a crêche, day nursery or day centre,
c) for the provision of education,
d) for the display of works of art (otherwise than for sale or hire),
e) as a museum,
f) as a public library or public reading room,
g) as a public hall or exhibition hall,
h) for, or in connection with, public worship or religious instruction,
i) as a law court (Crown only)

Class D2 – Assembly and leisure
Use as –
a) a cinema,
b) a concert hall,
c) a bingo hall,
d) a dance hall,
e) a swimming pool, skating rink, gymnasium or area for other indoor or outdoor sports or recreations, not involving motorised vehicles or firearms.

Check out our changes of change of use table to see which Class D use classes enjoy permitted development rights.

Where a property is in two use classes – then it will be classed as sui generis. The one exception is a building with B1 & B2 use as long as the section allocated to B2 is not substantially increased.

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