Ensure your business complies within the required legislation.

For all businesses, compliance within the legal frameworks is critical to ensure your business can operate successfully. This is especially important when introducing any new projects for businesses, for both business start-ups and expansions. For more details on planning, licensing and trading please see the below. 

Business Planning 

Hartlepool Borough Council have a dedicated Planning Department. The team are involved and able to assist within the below but are not limited to:

  • Planning permission applications
  • Planning application searches
  • Enforcement notices for planning 
  • Information on planning 

For planning assistance and information, please click here for more details. 

Business Licensing

Information and assistance regarding licences and permits for businesses is available from the Council. This can range from:

  • Licensing applications 
  • Licensing requirements 
  • Fees & charges  
  • Permits
  • Premise licences & requirements

For more licensing information, please click here for more details. 

Business Trading

For trading information is provided for businesses which focus upon the Trading Standards. The standards for trading can include:

  • Industry sector specific trading regulations  
  • Street trading & markets
  • Change of use for the business premises 

More information for business trading is available here also, consultation of Trading Standards and government is recommended.