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Don't consider doing anything to the bloke who has complained. A better tack is to show the council guy that all you are doing is parking your work vehicle in your drive and trying to minimize any effects of doing this by doing your land mods etc. Prove that you have business premises elsewhere and that you do no work activities from home apart from your books etc. 

The council fella will be rolling over all the items I have listed and being open, friendly and positive is more likely to get the result you need than being down right aggressive. Once he has made a judgement, it is unlikely they will get involved again.

If any of the things I have listed are happening then try to minimize them.

In my case, a simple one was customers only parking in the drive, sending out a number of parcels via one courier pickup not many plus no noise at the weekend. It works for most but you still get the odd annoying fecker complaining. 

 

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Make sure of your facts, if you have been trading from home for I think 5 years without a complaint your can carry on by default 

 

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9 hours ago, dumper said:

Make sure of your facts, if you have been trading from home for I think 5 years without a complaint your can carry on by default 

 

Well to do this you would have to apply for the established use to continue including submitting detailed plans etc.

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Planning Permission 

 
You do not necessarily need planning permission to work from home. The key test is whether the overall character of the dwelling will change as a result of the business.

If the answer to any of the following questions is 'yes', then permission will probably be needed:

  • Will your home no longer be used mainly as a private residence?
  • Will your business result in a marked rise in traffic or people calling?
  • Will your business involve any activities unusual in a residential area?
  • Will your business disturb your neighbours at unreasonable hours or create other forms of nuisance such as noise or smells?

Whatever business you carry out from your home, whether it involves using part of it as a bed-sit or for 'bed and breakfast' accommodation, using a room as your personal office, providing a childminding service, for hairdressing, dressmaking or music teaching, or using buildings in the garden for repairing cars or storing goods connected with a business - the key test is: is it still mainly a home or has it become business premises?

If you are in doubt you may apply to your council for a Certificate of Lawful Use for the proposed activity, to confirm it is not a change of use and still the lawful use.

 

Ref: Planningportal.co.uk

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46 minutes ago, Vedhoggar said:

Planning Permission 

 
You do not necessarily need planning permission to work from home. The key test is whether the overall character of the dwelling will change as a result of the business.

If the answer to any of the following questions is 'yes', then permission will probably be needed:

  • Will your home no longer be used mainly as a private residence?
  • Will your business result in a marked rise in traffic or people calling?
  • Will your business involve any activities unusual in a residential area?
  • Will your business disturb your neighbours at unreasonable hours or create other forms of nuisance such as noise or smells?

Whatever business you carry out from your home, whether it involves using part of it as a bed-sit or for 'bed and breakfast' accommodation, using a room as your personal office, providing a childminding service, for hairdressing, dressmaking or music teaching, or using buildings in the garden for repairing cars or storing goods connected with a business - the key test is: is it still mainly a home or has it become business premises?

If you are in doubt you may apply to your council for a Certificate of Lawful Use for the proposed activity, to confirm it is not a change of use and still the lawful use.

 

Ref: Planningportal.co.uk

What I was trying to say 

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Nothing will come of this apart from having to park the jcb loader at the yard but that depends on local planning restrictions. 

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3 hours ago, Vedhoggar said:

Planning Permission 

 
You do not necessarily need planning permission to work from home. The key test is whether the overall character of the dwelling will change as a result of the business.

If the answer to any of the following questions is 'yes', then permission will probably be needed:

  • Will your home no longer be used mainly as a private residence?
  • Will your business result in a marked rise in traffic or people calling?
  • Will your business involve any activities unusual in a residential area?
  • Will your business disturb your neighbours at unreasonable hours or create other forms of nuisance such as noise or smells?

Whatever business you carry out from your home, whether it involves using part of it as a bed-sit or for 'bed and breakfast' accommodation, using a room as your personal office, providing a childminding service, for hairdressing, dressmaking or music teaching, or using buildings in the garden for repairing cars or storing goods connected with a business - the key test is: is it still mainly a home or has it become business premises?

If you are in doubt you may apply to your council for a Certificate of Lawful Use for the proposed activity, to confirm it is not a change of use and still the lawful use.

 

Ref: Planningportal.co.uk

Pretty much what I did say - let us know how it goes, should be interesting.

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Jcb is in it's new home round the side! Obviously I need to retain the walls and top with some decrotive stone it'll be sound. 

Cheers again men gor the help! 

 

 

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