Use Class F1 (Learning and non-residential institutions)

Use Class F1 was recently introduced in England following the amendments to the Use Classes Order 1987 (as amended)

Class F1 (Learning and non-residential institutions)

Class F1 (Learning and non-residential institutions) incorporates elements further elements of the previous D1 use class and is for:

Any use not including residential use —

(a) for 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,

(g) as a law court.


Change of use – Use Class F1

Other uses, such as medical or health services, that were also in Class D1 now fall under Class E (Commercial, Business and Service) with a range of other similar uses.


Use class F1 examples

At Plande, we have been involved with a variety of learning and non-residential institution projects, which now fall under Use Class F1, including new build, extensions and mixed-use buildings comprising multiple uses.

We have been involved with a range of different locations in relation to the B1 use class including within urban areas – Town Centres, edge of town centres etc as well as other locations such as out of centre and rural locations.

Whether the project is for a sole B1 use class or a mixed-use, a separate building or part of a larger development or a single storey detached ancillary building all the way to a high-rise office block, Plande can help you to achieve planning permission for your B1 use class project – contact us today to discuss how we can help.


Disclaimer: This page provides an introduction only and is not a definitive statement of the law and should therefore not be relied upon. The information above relates to England only. Policies across the rest of the UK may differ. Contact your Local Planning Authority for advice and confirmation before any works are carried out. All images used are for illustrative purposes only. Read the full disclaimer here.

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