In May 2013, national permitted development rights were amended to allow the change of use of offices (Class B1(a) use) to residential (Class C3 use) to be assessed through a ‘prior approval’ process rather than through the normal planning permission process.  This means that a Council is only be able to consider a narrow range of specified issues when deciding whether to allow such a change of use. These issues do not include the contribution that the office plays to the local or to the wider economy, or to the character of the area.

Consultation Results

This Consultations is now closed

Consultation Dates

Consultation Dates:
05/03/2018 - 08:15 to 17/05/2018 - 23:45

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Contact Details

How to respond

  • By email: you can complete the Response Form and email it to; OR
  • By post in writing to Planning Policy, Batyh & North East Somerset Council, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JG.