Getting advice from a planning officer before making your application is very worthwhile. It can help the process run more smoothly and quickly, while reducing the chances of submitting an invalid application.
Visit our planning Pre-Application advice pages for further information and to apply online.
Temporary structures may require Building Regulations approval. As part of our advice, we will advise if Buildings Regulations approval may be required, and we will supply details of how to apply where this is needed. Discussions with our Building Control Service are also free.
The responsibility to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment in line with HSE guidance remains with individual businesses to ensure they can trade safely and comply with the Government’s safe working and social distancing guidelines. There is more information online, see HSE guidance on working safely.
Any new structure creates new risks from both its form and function and these must be addressed.
If the structure is large or specially designed it may be regarded as a Temporary Demountable Structure (TDS).
We encourage all businesses to apply for the free ‘We’re Good to Go’ COVID-19 industry standard and consumer mark to confirm that your business adheres to Government and public health guidance.