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    A tenant in a commercial unit just off the high street would like a change of use from retail shop to D1 (health advice). Are there any drawbacks that I should be aware of before granting permission? I've read that the council may impose a limit of three years but can't find information on what happens after that period ends.

    I think you'll find that the 3 years limit is the standard condition that Councils require for the implementation of a planning permission. Provided the permission is implemented within that period of time (and presuposing no other (time-related) conditions), the permission continues indefinitely or until planning permission for something else is granted.


      Thanks, I think I muddied the waters a bit there. It looks like three years is the limit for a temporary change of use to D1 under permitted development rights. However, as my unit is within an Article 4 direction area this probably doesn't apply.


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