Certificate of lawfulness

Updated on 20th June 2017 in Permitted Development
3 on 21st July 2015

Hi
Can someone help please.Im interested in a piece of land which has a certificate of lawfulness for an existing  use of land for siting of one static caravan .Can anyone explain to me what this means in terms of living in a static caravan on the site .
Many thanks

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0 on 7th February 2017

Hello Andy,

A Certificate of Lawfulness for an existing use of land for sitting of one static caravan means it is permitting the living in a static caravan on the site as a dwelling, having said that you would require 4 years evidence under established usage as proof. Although without the exact location of the site and the static caravan I cannot give the most accurate information. If you have any other questions please contact me on alext@drawingandplanning.com.

Kind Regards,

Alex T

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0 on 14th April 2017

Hi there
Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I have applied for permitted development for a 3m rear extension, part double height and part single height.  The single height part of our application is because it will be within 2 metres of the boundary with our neighbours (max height of building allowed 3 metres).  We were initially refused permitted development because apparently the application is considered as a whole in other words as the highest point of the application (the double height part of the application).   Therefore contravening the height maximum height of 3 metres within 2 metres of our neighbours.  

We subsequently reapplied only with the double height part of the extension which has been granted a certificate of lawfulness.  We now would like to apply for the single part of the extension but have been told there has to be a small gap between the two rear extensions and they can’t be joined?  I have scanned all the technical guidance and can’t find information on this anywhere.  Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction please?  Many thanks in advance!

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0 on 20th June 2017

Hi,
I’m hoping someone out there has some useful advice for me?!
I’ve recently bought a lovely house that has an annexe that was being used as a granny-flat- one bedroomed place…the plan is to convert it into a small physiotherapy clinic that I can work out from…I took some advice from the council and looked on the planning portal and in the end I applied for a certificate of lawful use…unfortunately I heard today that it’s been rejected as they are concerned that as the business grows it will impact on the traffic etc…though the house is on a very busy road with a very big ASDA Walmart next door so I don’t agree that a one-man band like me will affect the traffic….anyhow…I don’t know what my next step should be- they suggest a full planning application- but will it go through? How can I make sure it will go through? are there any professions that specifically advise on planning applications? Any help/ advise would be gratefully received….
Thank-you….Jo

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