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Pizza, Thai, Chinese, Fish and Chips, Indian…..

Whatever food you want to serve, we can provide the appropriate planning and licensing advice.

How you want to operate

Takeaways come in many different guises so we will work with you to make sure you have a clear idea of how you want to operate before the next stage.

Location, Location, Location

Location can make or break a business. Let us help you determine the right one for your venture.

Other requirements

As well as planning, you also need to make sure you have the correct licenses required in place for other elements of your business, which we can arrange for you.

Applications and Appeals

Whether you need to put in a planning application, or appeal one that has been refused, use our expertise to give yourself the best chance of success.

With you every step of the way

Falling within Use Class A5, categorised as the sale of hot food for consumption off the premises, a stand-alone takeaway is often met with opposition. However, we have a proven track-record of success.

Top Tips - Takeaways

Planning advice to make your establishment a success.

How will the takeaway want to operate

Before we start the process we look at what you want to achieve in terms of hours of opening and whether you want to provide a delivery service. The biggest opposition to a new take-away is the increased noise due to more people being around the premises late into the evening and the early hours of the morning.

We work with a number of different takeaway businesses who serve a healthier option for late night food options, however what needs to be remembered is that the consent will benefit the unit and not an operator, so a strategy is always needed to deliver this message and early planning can help to identify how the application should be structured.

Location

Most local authorities take a negative view of takeaways and location has a huge impact on this. Unlike other uses it is not uncommon for local planning authorities to consider other nearby uses, including the proximity to schools and the cumulative impact of clusters of takeaways.

The presence of existing takeaways can also be considered a negative unless an appropriate strategy to address this issue head-on is used. We work with clients to give an opinion on the chances of success in any given area against local policy requirements to save wasted time and money.

Location

Most local authorities take a negative view of takeaways and location has a huge impact on this. Unlike other uses it is not uncommon for local planning authorities to consider other nearby uses, including the proximity to schools and the cumulative impact of clusters of takeaways.

The presence of existing takeaways can also be considered a negative unless an appropriate strategy to address this issue head-on is used. We work with clients to give an opinion on the chances of success in any given area against local policy requirements to save wasted time and money.

Other planning requirements and licences

Alongside the planning Use Class of the premises there may be additional requirements that need consideration before you open. Amongst these could be a liquor licence if you plan to sell alcohol and a late night refreshment licence will be required for any trade after 11pm.

We can provide the complete service to ensure that all your requirements are dealt with, pulling together a team of specialists for each aspect of the project.

Planning Applications and Appeals

Good preparation means a higher chance of gaining planning consent.

We work for one of the country’s most up-and-coming franchisee in terms of takeaways and have experience of what the council wants to see to justify an application, with careful preparation we can agree conditions with them that do not compromise the business function.

If you have applied for consent yourself and received a refusal then we can consider the reasons for that decision and advise whether an appeal is the best action or whether with our experience and input the application can be found acceptable.

Planning Applications and Appeals

Good preparation means a higher chance of gaining planning consent.

We work for one of the country’s most up-and-coming franchisee in terms of takeaways and have experience of what the council wants to see to justify an application, with careful preparation we can agree conditions with them that do not compromise the business function.

If you have applied for consent yourself and received a refusal then we can consider the reasons for that decision and advise whether an appeal is the best action or whether with our experience and input the application can be found acceptable.

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