If you have been in business long enough, you now that it revolves around a lot of red tape and legalese. If you want to be sure that you are able to remain viable as a development business owner, you will need to become familiar with the laws that govern and dictate a number of filings and changes. When it comes to the United Kingdom, the best thing you can do for yourself is make sure that you become accustomed with UK planning laws. In that regard, there are a few classes of zoning changes that you will need to understand as you move forward with any application processes.
Consider these classifications, so that you can begin doing research in that regard, while also putting together a team of people who can give you the correct advice and help you succeed with your project.
#1: The A1 Class
One class that you should be aware of is the A1 class. This class revolves around a designation that refers to shops. For example, if you owned a florists, pottery shop, clothes shop or other such small business, this would be the designation that you would need to seek. There are a number of different business types that would fall within this classification.
#2: The C1 Class
Another classification, which happens to be among the most popular, is the C1 class. The C1 class refers to any type of hotel or a lodging opportunity that is considered similar to a hotel. So a person who purchased an entire complex, renovated it and turned it into a business that gives people a place to spend their vacations, would want to use this type of classification to ensure planning permission was approved. It is important to understand the ramifications and designations required to file for a C1 class. This way, you will be able to stay up to date with all laws pertaining to your hotel without being left open to things such as violations and hazards.
#3: The A3 Class
Finally, it pays to gain an understanding of the A3 class. This class in particular is likely to be the most popular of them all. Everyone has to eat, and this particular designation refers to cafés, restaurants and other types of eating establishments. There is a whole list of criteria that comes to mind when dealing with things like health codes, food safety measures, fire safety and more. You will need to be sure that your proposed restaurant is up to par and that the building is suitable to be changed to an A3 class establishment.
As you can see, there are a number of different classifications that come with the territory when you are dealing with UK planning laws. These different classes are just the beginning, but should be understood if you plan to file for any type of change of use permit. It is worth mentioning at this point that you will need to provide accurate planning application maps, usually these are required to be Ordnance Survey maps, which will be submitted with your application. Having an understanding of these various zoning changes will not only help you in choosing suitable properties but will also assist you in choosing the right UK planning law firm to guide you through the legal processes that come with development.
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