Catering Trailer on Private Land
Hi i have opened a catering trailer on private land, before doing so i contacted planning to see if anything needed to be put in place prior to opening, i was over the moon when i received confirmation that i didn't but was advised to contact licensing to see if i needed a street traders license.
I was told i could apply for a license or place a person on the gate and request an admission fee. I wanted to do everything by the book so applied for a street trading license, i was told by a lady in the licensing department that it should go through within a few days so i opened the following week.
Now adjoining the private land i am on is a row of shop (greggs, subway and a fish shop) now when i opened on Monday the fish shop put a complaint in to the council and they did what they had to do and paid me a visit, now after 2 days of hell this is where i am currently at, if my license is granted i cannot sell any breakfast items as the other 3 shop sell these.
I could take the wheels of the trailer and apply for planning permission to change it from a trailer to a structured fixture and sell anything i want or employ someone to stand at the gate and charge an admission fee of a 1p, now i can’t understand the fee to enter through the gate as it does not go to the council but i have been told i cannot put the penny entry fee on to their purchase. Please provide any advice as i feel don’t know where to turn at the minute.