Do I need planning permission to change from a1 to a3?
People also ask, how do I apply change from a1 to a3?
Planning Permission Premises in shop use (Class A1) are able to change to café use (Class A3) providing that the premises is less than 150m2 and subject to the Prior Approval from the Local Planning Authority.
Also Know, is a coffee shop a1 or a3? Under current planning guidelines, the status of coffee shops is unclear. This has allowed many to open unopposed in former retail premises - classified as A1 use - rather than apply for A3 restaurant use.
One may also ask, does change of use require planning permission?
Changes of use not requiring planning permission Generally, planning permission is not needed when the existing and the proposed uses fall within the same 'use class'. However, if building work is associated with the proposed change of use, planning permission may be required for that work.
What is a1 planning permission?
A1 Shops - Shops, retail warehouses, hairdressers, undertakers, travel and ticket agencies, post offices, pet shops, sandwich bars, showrooms, domestic hire shops, dry cleaners, funeral directors and internet cafes.