Change of use to residential/shop

Change of use to residential/shop

Hello,
I am thinking of buying a small shop (currently shop status) and doing a renovation to include a small studio dwelling in the rear of the premises for temporary occupation. Is there such a thing as a combined residential/shop class?

Certainly, I remember as a boy going into a shop where the owners lived out the back and who would come forward when the door bell on the shop rang.

Thank you.

  1. Do I Need PermissionDo I Need Permission09-08-2012

    Hi Simon.

    There is not a combined class for shop and residential in one.

    I take it the whole building is shop class (class 1) just now?

    You would have to apply for a partial change of use to residential (class 9), changing the area of existing shop (class 1) into residential (class 9) use and keeping the existing approval for the remaining part of shop use.

    This requires a planning application as no development in this class is classed as permitted.

    Hope this is a help.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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