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All the guidance and information you need to make or take part in a minor commercial appeal.

The Minor Commercial Appeal is designed for appellants who have applied to their Council or National Park Authority for planning permission for small scale developments to existing properties, but are unhappy with the resulting decision, or the lack of decision. 

The Minor Commercial appeal is one against a refusal of planning permission for the enlargement, improvement or other alteration of an existing building of no more than 250 square metres gross external floor space at ground floor level, or part of that building, currently in use for any of the purposes set out in Schedule 1A (See Annexe 1 of the 'How to complete your minor commercial planning appeal form' booklet), which is an application for:

  • the change of use from any of the purposes set out at Paragraph 1 in Schedule 1A to any of the purposes set out in either paragraph 2 or paragraph 3 of that Schedule;
  • the change of use from any of the purposes set out at paragraph 2 in Schedule 1A to nay of the purposes set out at paragraph 3 of the Schedule; or
  • the carrying out of  building or other operations to a shop front.

You cannot make a Minor Commercial appeal if the application relates to:

  • an appeal against the grant of any planning permission which is granted subject conditions; or
  • an appeal which accompanied by an enforcement or listed building consent appeal

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