Starting or relocating a food business - Planning

When starting up a new food business it is very important to get things right at the start because it will make it much easier for you to run your business well in the future.

Before opening a food business you must consider the following matters:


Ensure the premises from which you intend to operate has the necessary planning consent. More information is available on our Planning & Building pages.

If you intend to carry out structural works to the premises you may need Building Regulations approval. More information is available on our Building Control page.


Arrangements will need to be made for the collection of your trade waste. More information is available on our Commercial & Trade Waste page.



Last Updated on Monday, March 20, 2023