After reading through all the fine print from our previous application, the Council are right and I was confused - the process we went through last time took 7 months and was very confusing. So many different levels of Council and processes. As it goes, I had no option but to reapply, pay the fee again and now wait. All being well we wont get any opposition as this will slow our application considerably.
Today the Launceston City Council granted us permission to continue to trade whilst our Development Application is being assessed.
Thank you LCC for your generous decision.
Hopefully just the first of more good news to follow...