Planning & Environment

There was a very interesting House of Commons debate yesterday concerning impacts on residents from supermarkets opening up High Street convenience stores using permitted development rights.

In Scotland, planning permission is not required if the premises have a class 1, 2 or 3 use, or are a hot food takeaway, or a motor vehicle showroom up to 235 sq.m.. Permission might however be required for ancillary operational development such as shopfront changes and external plant.

Has anyone experience of these permitted development rights causing problems in Scotland?

Neil Collar

Partner at Brodies LLP
Neil is a partner at Brodies LLP and consistently rated as one of Scotland’s leading planning lawyers. He is well known for both his planning inquiry advocacy and his advisory work. Neil has a particular interest in renewable energy developments.
Neil Collar