Planning Applications featuring Change of Use from A1

Matt White made this Freedom of Information request to Swindon Borough Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I believe you are an authority with planning responsibilities
(according to,
apologies if this is not the case.

Can you please let me know the following relating to planning
applications featuring a change of use from A1 (shop), under the
Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987.

In the last 5 years:

1) How many planning applications have you received featuring a
change of use from A1?

2) Of those applications in 1, how many of these were

3) How many planning applications have you received from Starbucks
(or their representatives) featuring a change of use from A1?

4) Of those applications in 3, how many of these were

Yours faithfully,

Matt White

Customer Services, Swindon Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your enquiry. The details have been passed to the Freedom of Information Officer who will contact you direct.

Kind Regards

Customer Services

Swindon Borough Council

Wat Tyler House

Swindon SN1 2JG

Phone 01793 445500

Email:[Swindon Borough Council request email]


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Ceri Stephens, Swindon Borough Council

Dear Mr. White,

Ref FOI Freedom of Information Request 101000164400

Thank you for your request for details of planning applications received in the last 5 years featuring a change of use from A1 dated 4th August 2009, and received in this office on 4th August 2009:

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council has a duty to respond 'promptly' or no later than 20 working days, which in this case is 2nd September 2009.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me as detailed, quoting the above reference number.

Yours sincerely,

Ceri Stephens
Performance Officer
Environment & Regeneration
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 466220
e-mail: [email address]

Steve Rouse, Swindon Borough Council

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Dear Sir,

Further to your request regarding Changes of Use to A1 please find below your questions answered;

1. Please refer to attached Excel spreadsheet;
2. Applications which are of a 'retrospective' nature are referrred to as such in the Proposal column on the spreadsheet i.e. Change of Use to Cafe (retrospective);
3. As 1 above;
4. As 2 above.

Yours faithfully
Mr Rouse
Swindon Borough Council

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