Car Boot Sale Authorisation

If you hold more than 14 car boot sales on the same area of land in any one year, you will need planning permission for a change of use under the planning legislation.

The regulations apply equally to car boot sales run for profit and for those held for charitable, social, sporting or political purposes.

You will need to make your application in writing or electronically to East Cambridgeshire District Council's Development Services.

The forms, guidance notes and information on fees are available on the Public Access website:

It is in the public interest that East Cambridgeshire District Council must process your application before it can be authorised.  If you have not received a response within a reasonable period, please contact us.  You can contact East Cambridgeshire District Council online here if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

If you are an applicant or a third party, you should always contact us in the first instance if you have any queries, concerns or cause for complaint preferably in the form of a letter with proof of delivery.

Development Services Department, East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4EE
Tel: 01353 665555
Email: customerservices@eastcambs.gov.uk

If you are not satisfied with the outcome and are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Consumer Service will give you advice.

If you are from outside the UK, please contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Trade Associations

There are no trade associations associated with a car boot authorisation.

Planning Register

Planning Register