Farmer Setting Up Catering Trailer On Own Land
by The Happy Farmer
Hi, I have a small beef and lamb farming business as well as eggs. I have a beautiful little farm situated on a quiet leafy lane in Warwickshire it is a lunchtime cut through as well as a very popular lane for walkers and cyclists and within 4 miles of two large towns, i.e it is a really nice little spot for a quiet lunch.
I intend to open up an area of one of my fields by the lane to make a small parking area and bike rack and two or three nice timber picnic tables and buy a catering trailer to serve my own, dexter beef burgers and saddleback sausages, bacon and eggs, plus good coffee and teas and hot chocolate and ice-cream machine in the summer months. I am sure that over a few months I could build up a very steady trade, especially at weekends and it would be a great diversification for my little farm.
My question is;
On the basis that the land is mine and the business will run from a mobile trailer (i.e) no permanent buildings or infrastructure) what planning permissions, licences etc etc would I need to obtain before I can start this business.