Planning Permission for Self Storage


Planning Permission for Self Storage

If you want to know more about gaining planning permission for your container self storage site, ET Planning has got you covered!

It’s the number one question Cleveland Containers are always asked – how do I tackle planning permission for a self storage site?

Emily Temple, Founding Director of ET Planning, met with Cleveland Containers to discuss this hot topic in more detail for their ChatterBox podcast – Planning for Success: Top Tips to Secure Self Storage Planning Permission.

ET Planning can help land owners and businesses navigate the complex planning system, providing services such as planning advice, applications, appeals, and site appraisals. We are delighted that ET Planning are now a BOX+ supplier and are already seeing some of the BOX+ customers use our planning services and expertise.


In this extremely useful and educational recording, many questions around planning, including when it is and isn’t required for container storage, common issues or restrictions that arise, and the main areas to consider to ensure a smooth application process have been discussed.

Farm diversification is also discussed at length, and the government’s ‘biodiversity net gain’ initiative which is a mandatory requirement for many applications.

Check out the episode to also learn more about the following points:

  • Double stacking units
  • Advertisements and signage
  • Traffic and road access requirements
  • How long the application process takes
  • Site expansion and the possibility for reapproval
  • Restrictions in greenbelt areas

For more information on how we can support your application please contact ET Planning today on 01344 508048 or email

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