Wick Fryer, 3 Norfolk House & 3a Norfolk House, Wick Street, Littlehampton

Acting for the client who was trying to sell on her business as a going concern, I first sought to have the council confirm use of the ground floor as a Class A5 hot food takeaway, with separate flat above.

The council were unwilling to do this despite overwhelming evidence from the site’s planning history, so a Certificate of Lawfulness was applied for, using site survey information I prepared.

Necessary evidence was presented to verify these uses of the property for the respective 10 and 4 year periods.

The Certificate was granted and the council later opined that this had also probably been the appointed day (1.7.1948) use of the property