Burger Van Moved Of a Clearway Layby

by irene
(oxfordshire)

hi I have just recently opened a burger van and found a great lay-by but then was moved on as it was pronounced a clearway lay-by there is a gate way to a farmer’s field in the gate way would I be able to trade from there with permission of the farmer if so would I still need a traders licence to sell as I feel the council would not want us to be there

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Sep 26, 2013
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licence
by: Anonymous

Hi, They will still expect you to apply for trading licence. They may also require you to apply for planning permission for change of use.
Without this you may not get the licence.
Councils claim that every case is judged in its own merit which means they do not apply set rules to everyone and that they make the rules and that is it!
They sit in their comfortable desks and earn mega wages. They are totally out of touch with people who want to earn a living.
They consider food vans to be vermin. They consider all as the same thing. You may be selling good - nice food it makes no difference to them.
Good luck...

Sep 26, 2013
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not quiet right
by: Frank

I found a pitch on a private property near a Caravan park 10 m away from the road!

Road service came and told me I am NOT allowed to trade because I am near a "A" Road! Private property rule only apply within a 30 mile zone

Sep 26, 2013
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councils planning
by: fishmeister

if youre on private land you can still fall foul of the bloody council people. they wont touch travellers who set up with no insurance , health and safety or the like, but if they dont want you in their area, they will go against the land owner and tell them that they have to apply for planning permission to allow for the land to be used as a site for mobile catering.
this is a costly procedure and if the council have started it all, its unlikely youll get consent! this happened to me in leeds

Sep 26, 2013
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Pitches
by: Hermia

I have a very successful mobile catering business; although we keep it in the same place everyday. If I had any advise to give anyone thinking about going into this business it would be not to do so, without first securing a pitch!

Sep 26, 2013
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never again
by: Frank

I started my "Burger Van Business" around 2 years ago since I had been made redundant. I am struggling since. Having problems with council and road service because I cant find a pitch. I am going to markets and boot sales and have lost more than 20k so far! Burger van, BAD IDEA! unless you secure a pitch BEFORE you start

Jul 25, 2013
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Planning Permission For Burger Van
by: David

Hello There,

You should be able to trade on private land, but only if it has the right planning permission. Contact your local planning department who will advise you correctly, you will probably have to fill out a planning application.

If trading on private land you won’t need a traders licence but you will still have to register your food business with the local council.

Best of luck,
David


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