Class I – industrial and general business conversions
What is allowed
Development consisting of a change of use of a building—
from any use falling within Class B2 (general industrial) or B8 (storage or distribution), to a use for any purpose falling within Class E (business) of that Schedule;
from any use falling within Class E (business) or B2 (general industrial), to a use for any purpose falling within Class B8 (storage or distribution) of that Schedule.
Where can I use it
On any building in England without restriction.
What is not allowed
Development is not permitted by Class I, where the change is to or from a use falling within Class B8 of that Schedule, if the change of use relates to more than 500 square metres of floor space in the building.
How do I use the allowance
This is a normal permitted development allowance which may be used without restriction subject to local article 4 requirements. On existing Industrial Premises is it beneficial to check if there is a planning condition preventing this change.