What planning permission was required for food trailer fixed stance 340 Ayr Rd

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Dear East Renfrewshire Licensing Board,

What planning permission was required for food trailer owned by Donna Tait for 340 Ayr Rd, and what has happened to that planning permission now that the restaurant car park has been closed off to the public and the trailer is no longer trading.

Does the planning permission still exist, and if so, who currently owns it?

I have been told by EAST REN PLANNING, in writing, that if a fixed stance for a street food licensed trailer is required, it needs planning permission, and that the planning permission stays with the land owner, which would be the owner of the restaurant as opposed to Ms Tait.

Also, could you please explain why a Street Food License is required as well as planning permission for a fixed stance on private land?

Yours faithfully,


East Renfrewshire Licensing Board


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Dear Ms Davis


FOI -3531-5006-5472-3318


I refer to your request of 20/08/21. Section 39(2) of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FoISA) provides that environmental
information is exempt from disclosure under FoISA, thereby allowing any
such information to be considered solely in terms of the Environmental
Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIR).


I can advise that according to our records, there is no planning
permission or planning application submitted for a food trailer or similar
structure at 340 Ayr Road.


Planning permission is normally required for a fixed stance facility on
private land as it is deemed to be a material change of use of that land,
which requires planning permission.  A street food license is part of the
licensing regime that Council's operate.  Licensing operates separately
from planning under different legislation and the requirement for a
license does not negate the need to obtain planning permission when
planning permission is required.


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Yours sincerely



Tracey Morgan

Customer Relations Officer

Environment Department



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