It generally means that you:
We need to make sure that the use is reasonable, that it does not cause a nuisance or annoyance to your neighbours, and to decide whether you need planning permission.
We will agree to the business use if it is reasonable, providing that you show consideration to your neighbours, do not put up advertisements, and keep us informed.
We will look at individual cases, but we will not look favourably on any use that damages our property, offends the eye, or means that people come and go at all hours.
Repairing and servicing cars is unlikely to be popular with neighbours, and so it is very unlikely that we will give permission for this. On the other hand, providing part-time typing or cleaning services is not likely to cause offence and would therefore be permitted.
All requests to carry on a business from a council home must be in writing, and addressed to the Head of Housing Services, giving:
When we receive your letter, your housing officer will fully investigate. If you have not done so, you may be required to apply for planning permission. If you are in any doubt whether this is needed, please see Do I Need Planning Permission? or speak to a planning officer.
You should not start to run your business from your council home until you have permission in writing from the Head of Housing services, and the Head of Planning if necessary. This will not be unreasonably withheld.
South Derbyshire District Council
Tel: Contact the relevant Housing Officer
Fax: 01283 595852
Online: contact form
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