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Use Class D1 Non Residential Institutions

What is D1 Usage? Do I need Planning Permission to change to D1 Usage?



D1 is any use not including a residential use:

 

(a) Clinics and Health Centres (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) non- residential education and training centres 

 

 

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LATEST NEWS - GRANTED PLANNING PERMISSION APPLICATIONS

Planning permission granted at : 354 Verdant Lane, SE6, 2015-06-29

Drawing and Planning have successfully secured planning permission for Alterations to the shop front including the installation of roller shutters Click Here to See Our Full Range of Planning Services  in Lewisham     Project : Alterations to the shop front including the installation of roller shutters.   Location : 354 Verdant Lane, SE6   Council : Lewisham         Need Planning Permission? Call us today on 0208 202 3665 to talk to one of expert consultant and learn how we can help you get Planning Permission.

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Planning permission granted at : 96 Mitcham Road, SW17 9NG, 2015-06-25

Drawing and Planning have successfully secured planning permission for change of use from shop (Use Class A2) to restaurant (Use Class A3). Click Here to See Our Full Range of Planning Services  in Wandsworth     Project : Change of use from shop (Use Class A2) to restaurant (Use Class A3).   Location : 96 Mitcham Road, SW17 9NG   Council : Wandsworth         Need Planning Permission? Call us today on 0208 202 3665 to talk to one of expert consultant and learn how we can help you get Planning Permission.

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Planning permission granted at : 1363 London Road, Norbury, London, SW16 4BE, 2015-06-23

Drawing and Planning have successfully secured planning permission for continued use for purposes within Class A3 Restaurant with alterations to front facade - shopfront. Click Here to See Our Full Range of Planning Services  in Croydon     Project : Continued use for purposes within Class A3 Restaurant with alterations to front facade - shopfront.   Location : 1363 London Road, Norbury, London, SW16 4BE   Council : Croydon         Need Planning Permission? Call us today on 0208 202 3665 to talk to one of expert consultant and learn how we can help you get Planning Permission.

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Planning permission granted at : 1347 London Road, Norbury, London, SW16 4BE, 2015-06-23

Drawing and Planning have successfully secured planning permission for continued use for purposes within Class A3 Restaurant with alterations to front facade - shopfront Click Here to See Our Full Range of Planning Services  in Croydon     Project : Continued use for purposes within Class A3 Restaurant with alterations to front facade - shopfront.   Location : 1363 London Road, Norbury, London, SW16 4BE   Council : Croydon         Need Planning Permission? Call us today on 0208 202 3665 to talk to one of expert consultant and learn how we can help you get Planning Permission.

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Planning permission granted at : 102 Longbridge Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8SF , 2015-06-23

Drawing and Planning have successfully secured planning permission for details reserved by condition 3 (sound insulation) in respect of planning permission 13/00298/FUL. Barking and Dagenham to See Our Full Range of Planning Services  in Barking and Dagenham     Project :  Application for approval of details reserved by condition 3 (sound insulation) in respect of planning permission 13/00298/FUL.   Location : 102 Longbridge Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 8SF   Council : Barking and Dagenham         Need Planning Permission? Call us today on 0208 202 3665 to talk to one of expert consultant and learn how we can help you get Planning Permission.

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Planning permission granted at : Bennett lodge, 16A Bennett park, blackheath, SE3, 2015-06-22

Drawing and Planning have successfully secured planning permission for construction of a rear extension to 2 basement flsts as amendment to planning permission dated 25/09/2014. Click Here to See Our Full Range of Planning Services  in Greenwich     Project : Construction of a rear extension to 2 basement flsts as amendment to planning permission dated 25/09/2014.   Location : Bennett lodge, 16a Bennett park, blackheath, SE3   Council : Greenwich         Need Planning Permission? Call us today on 0208 202 3665 to talk to one of expert consultant and learn how we can help you get Planning Permission.

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Newsletter | June 2015 - How to profit from planning permission, 2015-06-22

Newsletter | June 2015 - How to profit from planning permission Having trouble reading this? View it in your browser.           HOW TO PROFIT FROM PLANNING PERMISSION   Increase property value by up to 50 % in just 6 months !   Planning permission can increase the value of your property by up to 50%. Don’t believe us? These case studies illustrate just how much you can earn by securing planning permission on your site and then sell at a premium.   CASE 1 : CAR REPAIR GARAGE - NORTH LONDON   CASE 2 : FOUR BED FAMILY DWELLING – BLOOMSBURY   DAP secured a valuable planning permission for a mixed use development consisting of 8 residential units and 2 office units at ground floor level. The approved scheme involves demolition of the car repair garage premises to build an attractive and comprehensive residentially led scheme. The preliminary concept designs for residential development were supported in principle during pre-planning consultations with the local authority. However, due to the constraints of the site arising from its proximity to the surrounding residential properties, the local authority’s requirements were particularly onerous on this application. Following a lengthy consultation and negotiation process, and meticulous plan revisions we were successful in delivering the best possible scheme for this site providing much needed high quality accommodation and employment space. The client has recently sold the site with planning permission for £1.3 million, a 45% increase in value.   DAP were initially instructed to obtain planning permission and Listed Building Consent for extensions and major internal renovation work. Several weeks into the project, the client unexpectedly decided to sell this property as he was presented with a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial family dwelling in a prime London area. DAP strategically advised the client to seek planning permission for conversion to multiple self-contained dwellings prior to selling the property to increase its value and command a higher sale price. Having been given the go ahead, our brief then became to identify the configuration of units that would add the most the value to the property. Following extensive research and several concept schemes, it was concluded that a combination of 2 x 2 bedroom flats together with a single one bedroom flat was achievable in planning terms and would yield a significant uplift in value for our client. The client agreed a sale to a local property developer conditional on planning permission for £4,150,000. In this case, the client achieved a net increase of 27% in the value of his property.       CASE 3 : FOUR STOREY OFFICE (B1) BUILDING   CASE 4 : RETAIL SHOP (A1) AND RESIDENTIAL (C3) UPPERS   The client, a private asset management company instructed us to seek prior approval to convert a four storey 1960’s office building to residential under office (B1) to residential (C3) permitted development. The scheme takes advantage of what are arguably the most significant new permitted development rights introduced in May 2013 for a temporary period of three years. Under the new procedure we were able to achieve an incredible 19 x 1 bedroom flats which would have otherwise been impossible under the ordinary procedure. Office buildings are seen to provide an important employment function (even though this one was mostly vacant) and are protected by planning policy. Conversion to residential is generally very difficult to achieve, and those that are approved must conform to the onerous space standards of the London Plan. Our client capitalised on this unique relaxation in the planning regime to obtain residential use for the property and in doing so realised an immediate 44% surge in its value. The property as a residential development attracted considerable interest and we understand a sale has now been agreed in the region of £3,600,000.   This unmodernised end of terrace retail (A1) shop with residential upper parts was purchased with view to extend and develop as much as possible to create additional residential units. DAP successfully secured planning permission for extensions to this property at first and second floor level to create 3 self-contained flats comprising 2 x 2 bedroom and 1 x 1 bedroom flats. The client was unable to carry out the building works after the grant of planning permission. We understand the property was recently sold at public auction for £1,200,000.   If you own a property and would like free confidential advice on whether it is suitable for redevelopment please contact us on 0208 202 3665 or at info@drawingandplanning.com       Mercham House 25-27 The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4AR P: 020 8202 3665 www.drawingandplanning.com Copyright © 2015 DAP Group. All rights reserved.

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Planning permission granted at : 65 Gallants Farm Road, Barnet, EN4 8ER, 2015-06-15

Drawing and Planning have successfully secured planning permission for first floor side extension. Demolition of existing garage and carport and erection of a part single, part two storey side and rear extension. Front porch canopy. Click Here to See Our Full Range of Planning Services  in Barnet     Project : First floor side extension. Demolition of existing garage and carport and erection of a part single, part two storey side and rear extension. Front porch canopy.   Location : 65 Gallants Farm Road, Barnet, EN4 8ER   Council : Barnet         Need Planning Permission? Call us today on 0208 202 3665 to talk to one of expert consultant and learn how we can help you get Planning Permission.

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Planning permission granted at : 114 Bridge Lane, London, NW11 9JS, 2015-06-04

Drawing and Planning have successfully secured planning permission for single storey rear extension, Insertion of obscured glazed window to side elevation to replace existing side access door. Click Here to See Our Full Range of Planning Services  in Barnet     Project : Single storey rear extension, Insertion of obscured glazed window to side elevation to replace existing side access door.   Location : 114 Bridge Lane, London, NW11 9JS   Council : Barnet         Need Planning Permission? Call us today on 0208 202 3665 to talk to one of expert consultant and learn how we can help you get Planning Permission.

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Certificate of lawfulness granted at : 1 Langley Park, London, NW7 2AA, 2015-06-04

Drawing and Planning have successfully secured certificate of lawfulness for extension to roof including hip to gable end, rear dormer window and 3no. rooflights to facilitate a loft conversion. Single storey rear outbuilding. Click Here to See Our Full Range of Planning Services  in Barnet     Project : Extension to roof including hip to gable end, rear dormer window and 3no. rooflights to facilitate a loft conversion. Single storey rear outbuilding.   Location : 1 Langley Park, London, NW7 2AA   Council : Barnet         Need Planning Permission? Call us today on 0208 202 3665 to talk to one of expert consultant and learn how we can help you get Planning Permission.

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Newsletter | May 2015, 2015-06-01

  Having trouble reading this? View it in your browser. Another residential scheme by DAP approved in Harrow DAP are delighted to announce that yet again we have assisted in securing planning consent for 4 units and alteration to the existing pub unit at ground floor (Use Class A4). This project was welcomed by Harrow Council after an extensive pre-planning application process, that may have involved a few planning applications.   This was an exciting project involving a thriving local pub which acts as a community focal point to those residents in the vicinity of the High Street area. New residential units are always welcomed in Harrow, a borough which has experienced a significant population increase in the last 10 years. This development protects a community asset and adds much needed housing.   As with many of our projects this development is for sale, should you be interested in purchasing the freehold with a leaseback option for the pub on the ground floor and planning for units in place, please contact Jeremy Stein jeremy@drawingandplanning.com.   Could your development be next? Do you have a property that requires maximization by our team? Then Get in Touch - we try to make the planning process as painless as possible. We will advise you of the total cost up front and assist in making your development commercially viable.         Mercham House 25-27 The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4AR P: 020 8202 3665 www.drawingandplanning.com Copyright © 2015 DAP Group. All rights reserved.

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Planning permission granted at : Jesmond Cottage, 2 Crossroads, Epping Green, Hertford, SG13 8NG , 2015-05-22

Drawing and Planning have successfully secured planning permission for demolition of existing office and storage buildings and replacement with a single storey building ancillary to the main house. Click Here to See Our Full Range of Planning Services  in East Herts     Project :  Demolition of existing office and storage buildings and replacement with a single storey building ancillary to the main house.   Location : Jesmond Cottage, 2 Crossroads, Epping Green, Hertford, SG13 8NG   Council : East Herts         Need Planning Permission? Call us today on 0208 202 3665 to talk to one of expert consultant and learn how we can help you get Planning Permission.

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One question that boggles the minds of many people Is do I need planning permission to change to D1 usage. Before considering the permissions that may or may not be required for D1 usage it is important that you understand what this type of usage is.

 

What is D1 usage? D1 usage is a type of class that non residential buildings are put into. D1 only refers to certain institutions such as clinics, day care centers, public libraries, and museums just to name a few. To change uses that fall within the same class, for example if you were changing from an A class to another A class you would not need any type of planning permission to do so.

 

However, use class D1 non residential institutions will need to go through planning permissions. If you will be changing from one class to another class, there is a possibility that planning permissions will need to be given. The only time when planning permissions will not need to be given is if your change is considered to be a permitted development. In those types of situations, no planning permission will be required for the change.

 

Before asking do I need planning permission to change to D1 usage, it is imperative that you do some research if you are going to be changing classes when converting to D1 usage.