Are There Size Restrictions for Mobile Catering Vans on Council Land or Private Car Parks?
(Crawley, West Sussex, UK)
I must say that this site is full of useful information. I recently bought a Luton van and had it all done up professionally into a catering van, everything new inside and has eye catching graphics on the outside, the length is 22 foot, 7 and half foot wide and near 9 foot high.
I've got all my training certificate F&H level 2, HACCP, H&S, First aid, Liability insurance and recently had EHO from local council round and have been given the all clear to trade. I am also register with a company called NCASS for Event works.
I recently called my local council with who I am registered with now and asked if I needed planning permission to trade on private car parks or properties. I've been told I will need to submit on. IS THIS TRUE.
Then I've been told that it is unlikely that it will be granted because MY IS TOO BIG, I've also been told that I will NOT be granted a street license as the VAN IS TOO BIG.
I am very much confused as I know for a fact that there are Burger vans and other food business vans operating in the local market, and which has been trading there for years.
I don’t mind paying their fees and all that because my van being too big, what a rubbish answer and that comes from the planning permission department from my local council.
Any advice please,