In addition to the standard requirements, you will need to provide comprehensive reports on the local area to justify the loss of the A3, frequent negotiation with your local authority and there is always the possibility of encountering other obstacles.
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A restaurant whose income is primarily from in-house dining but also serves alcohol will remain in Class A3. This is because the serving of alcohol will be considered as ancillary to the main Use (restaurant) of the premises.
A pub or bar where the sale of alcohol is the primary component of the business is categorised as A4 Usage. However where a pub or bar activity is only a minor component of a business and will not affect the local environment, it will treated as ancillary to the primary (restaurant) use of the premises. Such matters are decided upon by duty planning officers at the local authority and will be decided on the basis of fact and degree in each case.
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Change of Use to A3 Case Study
Shop (A1) to Restaurant (A3)
Our client sought to change a corner retail unit into an elegant Restaurant. With this type of application the extraction of fumes and hours of operation are often the main issues. As part of the application we actively negotiated the planning conditions to satisfy the needs of our client and secured the change of use.