Change of use
Generally, if it is proposed to change from one Use Class to another, you will need planning permission. Most external building work associated with a change of use is also likely to require planning permission. There are some exceptions that are covered in more detail below.
If you are proposing to change the use of buildings or land, we would always recommend that you seek advice from the local planning authority to confirm whether or not planning permission or prior approval is required.
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Additionally, before you lease or buy a property for your business, you should check whether you need to obtain planning permission or prior approval for its intended use and, if so, your chances of getting it.
Find a Trade Professional
Use our partner directories from CIAT, FMB, RIBA, or RTPI to find an chartered architectural technologist, builder, architect or planning consultant to help with your project or development.
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