Advice and costs for business planning
We are keen to encourage new business development and create jobs. However, it is important to remember that we are committed to protecting the local environment and the quality of life enjoyed by local people.
Do I need permission?
Some work to business premises and changes of use do not require planning permission. You can submit your proposal by completing our Business enquiry form and we will let you know if permission is needed.
Alternatively visit the Planning Portal's Do I need planning permission page (opens in a new window).
Working from home
If you want to run a business from home, please submit your ideas using our Working from home enquiry form. We will assess your proposal and advise you on whether or not you will need to apply for planning permission.
We charge for processing a business or a working from home enquiry. The costs can be found in our Planning and building control fees and charges document.
Mansfield as a location for business
Visit the Invest Ashfield & Mansfield website (opens in a new window) for information on available land and property, financial assistance, business support and much more.