Planning - Business
Working From Home
If the answer to any of the following questions is "yes", then planning permission will probably be needed:
- Will your home no longer be used mainly as a private residence?
- Will your business result in a significant increase in traffic or people calling?
- Will your business involve any activities unusual in a residential area?
- Will your business disturb your neighbours at unreasonable hours or create other forms of nuisance such as noise or smells?
Changing the Use of a Building
Planning permission may be needed if you intend to change the use of a building.
The Use Class page gives details of how use is classified.
See our submitting an application page if you think you will require planning permission.
"Planning permission A Guide for Business" produced by The Department of
Environment, Transport and Regions is available below and from Level D reception at the
Council Offices. It gives a simple overview of how planning law relates to business.
It is always advisable to consult the Development Control department before applying for any planning permission contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01772 414499.