The VT01 form requires the express permission of a local authority (or confirmation through a solicitor) for your MOT bay to operate.
An MOT bay should technically fall into 1 of 2 categories (B2 or Sui Generis) although we also have experience of a B1(c) classification being required. This is because it depends on how the MOT bay integrates into the building and existing business or just how an individual Council perceive an MOT bay will operate.
It may be surprising therefore to realise that even though you may have a pre-existing planning approval for a repair garage; this does not automatically mean that the correct permission is in place for an MOT test station.
Many prospective test station applicants fall foul of this hurdle when applying on their own for pre-approval and ultimately employ us to obtain this permission.
We are experts in local authority consent and all planning matters relating to MOT testing bays and we can be employed to apply for and gain in most instances the planning permission or exemption proof you seek.
Full planning applications, changes of use or lawful development certificates for either a proposed, or existing use are all dealt with by our experienced project managers who have the competence to achieve local authority consent which will meet the requirements of a DVSA VT01 application.
For specific advice please contact us on 0844 800 9785 for an initial free consultation by telephone with one of our experts.
If you are making an MoT bay application yourself then you may have run into issues relating to 'local authority consent'.
We have the necessary in-depth knowledge of the local authority planning framework and can assist with any kind of planning requirement.
Whilst applying for an MOT testing station licence has become easier in recent years, there is no doubt that "local authority consent" is the most complex area of the MOT application process.
Employing an expert such as ourselves will save you time and therefore money.
Once the planning issue is closed you can now proceed to the civil and electrical preparation work ready to install your ultra-reliable PCB based GETECH MOT bay.
Our complete test bay packages include ALL the equipment required by DVSA to approve your MOT bay - fully installed to a prepared site, with ins