Special Treatment Establishment Licences relates to licenses sought in connection with Beauty Treatments and Sun Beds and associated practices:
- COSMETIC PIERCING
- FOOT TREATMENT
- LIGHT TREATMENTS
- SKIN PIERCING
- ELECTRIC TREATMENTS
- MASSAGE / FACIALS
- LASER TREATMENT
We were recently contacted by a prospective client asking about planning application for Beauty Salon. She informed us that the application for for a Special Treatment Establishment Licence, states the requirement for planning permission.
The proposed site for the Beauty Parlor is already a retail outlet, selling electric bicycles, and as such we thought we would research the exact requirements as full planning application may not be required.
You will need to check with the Council’s Planning team to confirm whether any planning consent or permission is required. If the premises has previously operated as something other than a special treatment premises, you may require a change of use.
But does this cover premises with existing generic use classes such as Use Class E?
Typically it is not the change of use that requires a planning application it is any alteration to the shop frontage or signage. From Government Guide on Signs:
Class 13 allows advertisements to be displayed on a site that has been used continually for the preceding ten years for the display of advertisements. Class 13 does not permit any substantial increase in the extent, or alteration in the manner, of the use of the site or the display of the advertisement.
So there is some scope for making alterations, but you would need to evidence 10 years of prior use.
If you need help with a planning application then please do get in touch.