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Prior approval for change of use

Check what information you need to include with this type of application below.

Check the national requirements on the Planning Portal

There are no local requirements for this type of application. 

Application form

Apply online via the Planning Portal

This is the quickest and easiest way to apply and means you can track the progress of your application online. 

You can download the following application forms:

Use the Planning Portal's guidance to check which type of application you need to make. You need to send us a letter if you want to apply for either:

  • Prior Approval for Change of Use (f) From A1 to A2 Bank or Building Society
  • Prior Approval for Change of Use (g) Temporary Flexible change of use from A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, D1 and D2 to A1, A2 and B1 for a period of 2 years