Class MA Prior Approval: Does The Property Need to be Empty after Permitted Development is approved?

Class MA Prior Approval: Does The Property Need to be Empty after Permitted Development is approved?

Yogesh Asks “With regards to Class MA, Once a prior approval application is approved, do I need to keep the property empty after the approval?”

Yogesh question is entrepreneurial with this question

Linda Wright is a planning oracle

Prior to submission of the Class MA application the building must be vacant for 3 months, the legislation is silent on if you can then commercially let after permission is granted before development.

Councils may add a condition to prevent

Linda discusses the 6 tests of planning conditions and whether it would be wholly reasonable and if it would be Fettering your rights.

Could it be within the spirit of the application to revert to commercial once granted, well the sign says no ball games but Yogesh has decided to play badminton instead so is not breaking the rules with his question Andrew concludes.

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