Q&As

Is planning permission required for a temporary ‘pop-up’ restaurant?

read titleRead full title
Published on LexisPSL on 25/07/2017

The following Planning Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Is planning permission required for a temporary ‘pop-up’ restaurant?
  • Short-term pop-up (up to 28 days)
  • Longer-term pop-up (up to two years)

Is planning permission required for a temporary ‘pop-up’ restaurant?

Planning permission is not required for development which is permitted under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, SI 2015/596 (the GPDO).

Short-term pop-up (up to 28 days)

GPDO, SI 2015/596, Sch 2, Pt 4, Class D permits, subject to exceptions, the use of any land for any purpose for not more than 28 days in total in any calendar year, and the provision on the land of any moveable structure for the purposes of the permitted use.

Longer-term pop-up (up to two years)

GPDO, SI 2015/596, Sch 2, Pt 4, Class D permits the temporary use of various commercial premises. Since 30 May 2013, buildings that are classed for use as retail (A1), financial and professional services (A2), restaurants and cafes (A3), drinking establishments (A4) hot food takeaways (A5), business (B1), non-residential institutions (D1) or assembly and leisure (D2) have been able to change temporarily to any use falling within A1, A2, A3 and B1 classes without obtaining planning consent for a single continuous

Related documents:

Popular documents