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Use Class F1 – Learning and non-residential institutions

Use Class F1 of the Use Classes Order 1987 (as amended) was introduced on 1st September 2020 and covers some of the former use classes of D1 (non-residential institutions).

The full description is for any use not including residential use –
a) the provision of education, 
b) for the display of works of art (otherwise than for sale or hire),
c) as a museum
d) as a public library or public reading room,
e) as a public hall or exhibition hall,
f) for, or in connection with, public worship or religious instruction

The Use Class Order 2020 was an update to the Use Class Order 1987 and the changes are summarised here.

Use Class F1

 

Permitted Development Changes for Use Class F1

From another use to Use Class F1:

Class D – Use Class E, Betting Office, Payday Loan Shop or Hot Food Takeaway to F1, F1 (c), F1(d) or (F1(e) for a period of up to 3 years up to 150m2

There are no permanent permitted development rights to go to Use Class F1. Any changes will require planning permission.

From Use Class F1 to another use:

Class C – Use Class F1 to State funded school use temporary for a single period of up two years

There are no permanent permitted development rights to go from Use Class F1. Any changes will require planning permission.

If you require assistance with planning permission please either request a free fee proposal, or book a Zoom call with Ian, the founder of Planning Geek. Our team of planning consultants are here to help..

 

Examples for Use Class F1

According to the Planning Geek directory of uses, C3 includes Art Gallery, Church Halls, Churches, Colleges, Education Facility, Exhibition Halls, Law Courts, Library, Monastery, Mosque, Museums, Non-residential Education and Training Centres, Places of Worship, Public Halls (except local), Public Libraries, Public Reading Room, Religious Instruction, Schools, Synagogues, Training Company & University

 

Use Class F1 Page Updated: 21st January 2024

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