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York business owner angry over Council planning charge.

Hanus Wolf

5:01am 8th September 2014

People who urinate in the street in York are causing a headache for one local business.

Hanus Wolf of Bergins Perfumery says he wants to put up CCTV cameras to put people off using his shop doorway as a toilet.

He emailed City of York planning to ask if he needed planninmg permision but they sent him this response with a request for £72 pounds.

Hanus Wolf say the charge is crazy. He told Minster FM he can't understand why he should pay for advice.


Thank you for your enquiry.

To find out whether or not you need permission, we would advise that you submit a Commercial Enquiry application.

This should be done by using a form which is available on our website under pre-application advice and Commercial Enquiry Form. 

The fee is £72 (including VAT).  You can send a cheque for this amount with the form or you can pay over the phone by debit/credit card by calling 01904 551424. 

You should receive written advice from an officer within 15 working days.



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