Summary of the latest Permitted Development changes - May 30th
Temporary Use as a School Building [Part 4, Class C]
This new class allows the use of any building and land within its curtilage as a state funded school – including
an academy - for a single academic year. The use must be approved by the Secretary of State for Education; the SoS
must advise the LPA of his/her approval; it can only be used once for any particular site; and it does not confer
an ability to move to another Class D1 use without consent.
After the expiry of the temporary period, the site must revert to its previous lawful use. A building permitted
under this class will also benefit from GPDO Part 32 rights - relating to extensions and hardstanding - during the