Running a business from home does not necessarily need planning
permission. I do a lot of work from home and a colleague of mine he does all
his work from home. He simply uses a bedroom as an office and that is it.
Nobody comes and nobody goes and he has no deliveries, he just works online and he does not have or need planning permission.
There is no absolute rule as to whether planning permission is
required or not and what the local authority look at the comings and goings and
the general impact on the area.
If you had no deliveries and the chances are that the local
authority would not even have bothered because then you could genuinely say you
were not running a business from home but you simply parked the vehicle at
It is the impact of the delivery vehicles and the comings and
goings of your van each day which is the problem. At this stage in time, all
you can do is fill in the form and be as honest as you can. There is no point
in playing this down because you can bet your bottom dollar that the neighbour
will have monitored the comings and goings and will no doubt have them down,
almost to the minute!
If you have tyres stored in your garage or any equipment that
would almost be fatal to any submission that you make that you are not running
a business from home. You don't necessarily have to have people visiting in
order to be running a business from home
I'm afraid that at this stage in time you are at the mercy of the
I'm sorry, I appreciate that this is probably not the answer you
wanted but the fact is you have given me will make me think that the local
authority are probably not going to look on this particularly favourably.
It is nothing in particular which is fatal would everything
If you had one delivery a week it would help
if you only went out once a day and came back once-a-day that
I appreciate that it is an on demand service but the very essence
of what you are doing I think you have to say that you are running a business
from home because you cannot say, in all honesty, but you are running it from
anywhere else. Sorry
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