Retail and Commercial Planning Applications

Many works to commercial premises generally require planning permission.


Works to the inside of a premise may be exempt if the Use Class or the way the premise will be used remains unchanged.


The most common works carried out on commercial premises that require planning permission include:

  • Change of the properties Class Use
  • Enlargement of a commercial property
  • Installation of a new shop front and or new roller shutter
  • Installation of new commercial signage
  • Variation of Condition to extend the trading hours of use of a property
  • External seating and dining areas
  • Conversion of the existing retail space into a self-contained and separate use area

In addition:

  • Works to any building that is a listed building will require listed building consent 


UK Surveyors Ltd will:

  • Advise if you require Full Planning Approval, advise on the feasibility of the proposals
  • Design the internal or external floor space ensuring that you have workable space 
  • Advise on the type of construction available
  • Give you a designated point of contact who will keep you updated on the progress of your applications
  • Manage your applications with the Local Authority as your planning agent updating you on a regular basis on the progress and any communications

Be warned, a full assessment of your proposals should be carried out prior to the application being submitted. Without a proper assessment a poorly prepared planning application submission pack can lead to costly delays in acquiring the correct approval.


Once you appoint UK Surveyors Ltd you have the peace of mind knowing that we are constantly monitoring your application and we will be working with you and the local authority to get you the approval you require.

Call us today and we will carry out all necessary checks on your behalf, 



Free help and advice is just a phone call away; our team of professionals are here to work with you, provide the solutions to your proposals.

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