If your proposal does not meet the necessary criteria set out in our pre application advice, please refer to the booklet 'A guide for business' published by the Cabinet Office. This is a guide to the planning system for businesses in England. It provides guidance on when planning permission is required, how to make a planning application, and what happens afterwards. However, it is not an authoritative interpretation of the law. If after reading this booklet you are still unclear how to proceed, you should contact us for advice.