Prior Approval (Class M) Change of use from an Agricultural building to Shops...

Important notes

Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a flexible use within Shops, Financial and Professional services, Restaurants and Cafes, Business, Storage or Distribution, Hotels, or Assembly or Leisure. (A1, A2, A3, B1, B8, C1 or D2)

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National requirements

Where the cumulative floor space of the building or buildings which are to change use, does not exceed 150m2

You must provide the following information.

  1. Date the site will begin to be used for any of the flexible use.
  2. Nature of the use or uses.
  3. Plan indicating the site and which buildings have changed use.

Where the cumulative floor space exceeds 150m2 but does not exceed 500m2.

  1. Written description of the proposed development.
  2. Plan indicating the site and showing the proposed development.
  3. Developer's contact address.
  4. Developer's email address where appropriate.
  5. Fee.
  6. Local requirements stipulated below.

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Local requirements (reviewed on 12 September 2014)

Where the floor space exceeds 150m2 but does not exceed 500 m2, such information as may be necessary to enable the Local Planning Authority to determine:

  • Transport and highways impacts of the development.
  • Noise impacts of the development.
  • Contamination implications.
  • Flood risk.

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Printable application form

Development is not permitted where the building exceeds 500 square metres or is a listed building or Scheduled Ancient Monument or is or forms part of a safety hazard area or military explosives storage area.

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