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Use Class F1 – schools, galleries, museums, libraries, halls or churches

Use Class F1

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). 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 28th July 2020. Check out our changes of change of use table to see which Use Class F1 enjoy permitted development rights.

They are as follows…..

(Also see Class B, Class C, Class E, Class F2 and Sui Generis)

Use Class F1 – Learning and non-residential institutions –

Any use not including residential use –
a) the provision of education, (schools, colleges etc. – former use class D1) 
b) for the display of works of art (otherwise than for sale or hire), (galleries – former use class D1)
c) as a museum (former use class D1)
d) as a public library or public reading room, (former use class D1)
e) as a public hall or exhibition hall, (former use class D1)
f) for, or in connection with, public worship or religious instruction (churches etc. – former use class D1)

Check out our changes of change of use table to see which Class F1 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 Class E, sub-paragraph (g) & B2 use as long as the section allocated to B2 is not substantially increased.

Page Updated: 6th March 2022

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