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Building a new industrial unit or making changes to an industrial site can be a great way to maximise space for your business, and here at XL Planning we have successfully handled plenty of these sorts of applications, whether it’s the erection of a new industrial building, or the erection of an extension to an existing building.
In 2010 existing rules were altered so that most businesses can develop on-site industrial units without the need for planning permission, classing these new builds or alterations as permitted development which, as long as the development remains within the curtilage area of the site, can be started by anyone. If you have any queries as to whether your proposed developments are permitted, or if you require planning, we would be happy to help.
Works to commercial premises generally require planning permission. Works to the inside of a premise may be exempt if the way the premise will be used remains unchanged. The most common works carried out on commercial premises that require planning permission include:
- Enlargement of a commercial premise and/or replacement of the roof
- Installation of a new shop front and/or new roller shutter
- Change of use of a premise from one use class to another
- Conversion of the space over a shop or a ground-floor office into a self-contained and separate use
- Extensions to the hours of use of a premise
- Installation of a satellite dish
- Erection of commercial signage
- Works to any building that is a listed building will require listed building consent
- Where a property is located in a conservation area and demolition works are proposed, conservation area consent may be required.
Whatever your commercial requirements are, XL planning can assure you that we will have a planning solution for you.
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