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11/11/2020 - Latest News


Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced the permitted development rights for pubs, restaurants, or cafes to operate temporarily as hot food takeaway outlets without needing planning permission, has been extended for another year until 23 March 2022. The government will also consider whether to make these reforms permanent.

You must still notify the Local Planning Authority if you are intending to change the use of your premises to temporary use for the "provision of takeaway food", and at the end of the period, revert back to the original lawful use.

The ability to provide takeaway services will provide much needed support for businesses during these difficult times.

If you require any help with the process, please call us.