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Planning Guides

What to do if a supermarket is trying to takeover your local pub or a high street shop

Increasingly, the ‘Express’ format stores are becoming popular with the major supermarket chains. Part of the reason is that they often don’t need planning permission to convert existing buildings such as pubs to shops. Why? This guide provides an overview of the planning rules relating to this type of development and opportunities to oppose such applications.

A Community Guide to Retail Planning

This guide, compiled by the Town and Country Planning Association for Tescopoly, provides an overview of some of the key changes to the system and how they impact on planning for town centres. Part 1 provides an overview of the new system and retail policy in the National Planning Policy Framework. Part 2 provides guidance on the local plan and neighbourhood planning process. Part 3 provides a quick guide to responding to retail planning applications.