Prior Approval - Change of Use with or without External Alterations

Only use this form if your proposal involves the change of use of a building (and its curtilage) with or without external alterations:

  • (a) from shops (A1) or financial and professional service (A2) to dwellinghouses (C3) or a mixed use combining dwellinghouses with a use falling within either class A1 or A2
  • (aa) associated building operations reasonably necessary to convert the building to a use falling within class C3
  • (b) from agriculture to dwellinghouses (C3) including buildings and any land within their curtilage
  • (bb) associated building operations reasonably necessary to convert the building to a use falling within class C3

What you need to submit

The list below details supporting documents that may need to be submitted as part of your application. Please refer to each section below in order to determine whether or not you need to submit it as part of your application.

Always required

You can either use the application form or provide a full written description of the proposed development. However, using the form will help ensure we have the correct information at the outset.

If you use the application form please ensure that you have completed every section of the application form before submitting. Where sections or questions are not relevant please state this on the form.

If you do not wish to use the form provided please ensure that you provide a written description of the proposed development including:

  • the developer's contact address
  • the developer's email address (optional)

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Please note

"Apply online" websites are provided by private companies who may charge additional fees for their services. Peterborough City Council offer no technical support for customers using these sites, if you encounter an issue please contact the relevant website service helpdesk. If you opt to download and complete the application form instead it is your responsibility to ensure that the forms, the appropriate supporting documentation and correct fee are sent to Peterborough City Council either by email or post.

Always required

For details of our planning fees please see the fee schedule

You can now pay online directly to Peterborough City Council.

Always required

The application site boundary should be edged clearly with a red line. It should include all land necessary to carry out the proposed development.

Copyright information

Please be aware that plans based on Ordnance Survey data are Crown copyright and other plans and drawings are the copyright of their authors. The details of any applicable copyright should appear on the original plans concerned. Using copyright protected plans could result in legal action being taken against you by the copyright holder. You are advised to contact the copyright holder before using such plans in making any application.

Updated: February 2017
Status:
 National requirement
Source: Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended)

Always required

A plan indicating the site and showing the existing development, drawn to an identified scale or with measurements (in metres).

Always required

A plan indicating the site and showing the proposed development, drawn to an identified scale or with measurements (in metres).

Always required

Drawings showing the full existing floor layout plans to an appropriate scale, usually 1:100 and with a scale bar or metric measurements included.

Drawings must show the complete building, partial drawings are not acceptable.

Always required

Drawings showing the full proposed floor layout plans to an appropriate scale, usually 1:100 and with a scale bar or metric measurements included.

Drawings must show the complete building, partial drawings are not acceptable.

Always required where the proposal includes associated building operations/external alterations.

Detailed drawings showing the existing elevations (the appearance of the property from all sides affected by the proposal) to an appropriate scale, usually 1:100 and with a scale bar or metric measurements included.

Drawings must show the complete building, partial drawings are not acceptable.

Always required where the proposal includes associated building operations/external alterations.

Detailed drawings showing the proposed elevations (the appearance of the property from all sides affected by the proposal) to an appropriate scale, usually 1:100 and with a scale bar or metric measurements included.

Drawings must show the complete building, partial drawings are not acceptable.

May be required

You need to provide details of any flooding risks on the site.

If the site is within Floodzone 2 or 3, OR the site is in Floodzone 1 and has critical drainage problems/surface water flooding problems, you must submit a Flood Risk Assessment.

You can establish which flood zone your site falls within by using our interactive map. Click on and expand the Flood Zones option to be able to shown this information on the map.

May be required

These details might include the location of the nearest noise sensitive properties (usually residences) to the site, details of any specific noisy equipment or machinery to be operated on the site, details of the proposed operating hours of the new use and details of any mitigation proposed. You will need to tailor this information according the particular use being applied for and the circumstances of the site and its surroundings.