Burger Trailer On Own Land


We have run a burger van for 3 months on our own land the side of a highway it’s doing really well and we love it. We have had food hygiene out and passed with flying colours and have registered our business.

We now have the council come out to us today and they say we need planning permission on our ''move-able trailer" which is towed away to a secure lock up every evening and towed back in the morning.

Is this right or because we don’t pay council for plot as the lay bys do it all boils down to money?? We are very worried for the outcome; we have worked so hard for this!

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Nov 03, 2012
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Planning Permission on Private Land
by: David

This seems to be the case with a lot of council’s nowadays, you need to get written permission from the landlord to trade on private land (which you do have) and planning permission to confirm that the land has the appropriate and lawful use to allow you to trade on.

I’m no expert, but its’ probably got something to do with “change of use” of the land.

Sorry, I can t give you any more information than this, all you can really do is apply for planning permission and fingers crossed it will be granted. Unfortunately there will a cost involved which is set by your local council.

Here are a few more stories of people facing similar issues:

Planning permission for Mobile Catering

Planning Permission and Council Fees

Best of luck and do keep us updated!

David

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