INDUSTRY COMMENT: HOW CAN
“POP UP PLANNING” BENEFIT YOU?
For those needing a temporary building or would like to temporarily change the use of their land may be able to benefit from PART 4, Class A of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 which permits temporary buildings and uses, subject to certain criteria being met. No planning permission would be required if you are able to meet the provisions of this legislation, which can be accessed by clicking here.
This helpful piece of legislation would allow you to erect a temporary building, such as a glamping hut, a pop up shop, a toilet block or a storage unit or to hold an event for a period that does not exceed 28 days (14 days for the holding of a market or a motor car and motorcycle racing including trials of speed, and practising for these activities); thus making it temporary.
It is important that the land in question is not a building nor that it is located within the curtilage of a building. Exclusions for the type uses include, caravan sites, motor car and motorcycle racing including trials, clay pigeon shooting; war games, or for the display of an advertisement. They cannot be located within a site of special scientific interest.
With some careful thought, there are many uses of a temporary nature which would meet the above criteria, enabling you to creatively utilise your assets and reap the benefits. Most importantly of all you would be able to bypass an often complicated and lengthy planning process!
Rural Solutions have previously advised a range of clients on the possibility of temporary planning uses and how they could benefit a landowner. If you require any additional information on the above or would like a chat, please do contact us.