Change of Use
ApprovedLawful Development Certificate

Change of Use of the Existing Retail Unit to a Restaurant

The client contacted Planning By Design regarding a proposed change of use of the existing retail unit to a restaurant, under use class (E). The client wishes to operate an Italian restaurant at the site.

Following a planning appraisal with one of our chartered town planners, it was determined that the proposed change of use is feasible and potentially permitted development. A Lawful Development Certificate was recommended, as this is the only way to obtain a legal determination that planning permission is not required.

One of our chartered architects prepared the necessary architect drawings, which the client approved. Following the approved architectural design, one of our chartered town planners prepared the required planning statement/evidence to verify application, to justify why the council should approve the application. With the client's approval, the architect's drawings, planning statement/evidence to verify application were submitted with the application. 

The lawful development certificate for a change of use of the existing retail unit to a restaurant, under use class (E) has now been approved.

Drawings & Planning Documents

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