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What does having A5 hot food takeaway premises mean?

This comprises use for the sale of hot food for consumption off the premises.

A5 premises have the following permitted development rights:

  • change of use to A1 (shops), A2 (financial and professional services) or A3 (food and drink)
  • up to 150 sq metres change of use to A1, A2, A3 or B1 for a temporary two-year period. Your Planning Department or a planning consultant should be able to advise you on the procedures to be followed to take advantage of this provision
  • some hardstandings may not require planning permission. Your Planning Department or a planning consultant should be able to advise on this provision.
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