C2 Use Class – Residential institutions

The C2 Use Class (Residential Institutions) has two parts, with the second part (C2A use) being for secure institutions.

C2 Use Class – Residential institutions

The C2 Use Class (Residential Institutions) has two parts, with the second part (C2A use) being for secure institutions:

Within the main C2 use class, uses such as residential care homes, nursing homes, hospitals, boarding schools, colleges and training centres.

The difference between D1 Use Class & a C2 Class

The difference between D1 Use Class (Non-residential institutions) is that with a C2 use there is an element of people staying/ living.

The C2A use incorporates prisons (and detention centres etc), secure training/ custody centres, secure hospitals, military barracks etc.

Specialist advice should be required to determine the correct use category and whether planning permission is required for any use, change of use or works to the relevant buildings.

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