Commercial, Business and Other Developments


Commercial, Business and Other Developments

  • Advertisements

    The Control of Advertisement Regulations 2007 cover the erection and display of all types of signs and notices.

  • Contaminated Land

    If it is suspected that an application site may have been contaminated by previous uses or from an adjoining site, a full investigation into the extent of contamination may have to be carried out and provided with your application.

  • Crime Prevention

    The Council works in partnership with Sussex Police towards reducing crime risks in the building environment.

  • Drainage/Waste Disposal

    A planning application should show that adequate provision has been made for the disposal of surface/foul water and for the disposal of any waste produced.

  • Environmental Input

    As part of the consideration of a planning application particularly for development in the commercial and business sector it is often necessary to consult the Environmental Health Division.

  • Flat Conversions

    It is important to ensure adequate sound insulation is provided between the separate units of accommodation in flat conversions and with new non-detached properties.

  • Lighting

    Artificial light as such is not classed as development and therefore does not require planning permission.

  • Odour

    If the proposal is likely to cause an odour, (restaurant, kitchen extract systems or certain manufacturing and agricultural processes for example) details of measures to suppress the odour should be submitted with the application.

  • Replacement windows

    The planning position relating to replacement windows is as follows:

  • Shopfronts

    The character of a town or village may be considerably altered by the insertion of an inappropriate shop front.

  • Classes A3, A4 and A5 Uses

    In relation to odour control and environmental impact the Council has adopted the following guidelines for applicants:

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