This covers actions like:

  • New premises
  • Expansions or alteration of existing premises
  • Using you premises for different activities
  • Displaying external adverts

Quick Checklist

(Note:- You can make some minor changes without needing planning permission but it’s better to check). Ensure you check:

  • the permitted use of the premises even for a short time
  • even when the premises are your home
  • any changes to vehicular access or parking areas
  • installation of ventilation, flues or works to trees
  • conditions restricting activities e.g. hours of use
  • any use of external advertising

Links and Contacts:

Much of the information you need in relation to planning and building control compliance is available on-line through your Local Authority. To find your local authority follow this link and input the postcode of your business location (or headquarters in England), Then navigate to the planning teams.


Click here to start or comment on an appeal 

Address: The Planning Inspectorate, Room 3/13, Temple Quay House. 2 the Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN

Phone: (0117) 3726372