Planning Permission In Tesco Car Park
by Joe's vintage coffee van
Hello. I have just started my own business selling coffee from a converted h van. The plan was to just do this at weekends at local fairs etc.
I contacted my local Tesco store and they were keen for me to pitch up in their car park Monday to Friday. Which was very exciting? There is no contract or agreement just a gentleman’s hand shake to "see how it goes!" I have applied to the council for my permission to sell but they have informed me that I "may" need planning permission.
I have approached the manager of Tesco and he says that it's up to me to get all the relevant permissions and doesn't want to "bother" his planning dept with this "small" matter.
What should I do? This is a great site, but unpredictable with its longevity. How much would applying for planning cost? Do I just start anyway and wait and see what happens? Will I receive a fine? Sorry so many questions!