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Pavement Licenses

A pavement licence is a licence granted by the local authority which allows the licence-holder to place removable furniture over certain highways adjacent to the premises in relation to which the application was made, for certain purposes.

The Council will only consider an application for a Pavement Licence in accordance with the specified conditions.

Pavement Licence Conditions [86KB]

Prior to starting an application, please note the following important information

The licence can operate between the hours of 9.00am and 11.00pm.  Further restrictions on operating hours may be applicable at some locations and you will be advised if these restrictions apply at your location.

It is a condition of the licence that a clear pedestrian route along the highway must be maintained at all times compliant with the current social distancing requirements and current social mobility requirements for pushchairs and wheelchair/mobility scooter users, which is no less than 2m wide and where there is high pedestrian footfall shall be no less than 2.5m. This distance shall be measured from the furthermost edge of the barrier to the nearest kerbside.

If you cannot achieve this clearance then you cannot apply for a Pavement Licence.

  • The applicant shall have public liability insurance in the sum of at least £5 million
  • The licence shall run for the period specified (minimum 3 months) or until 30 September 2021
  • The application fee is set at £100
  • Provision must be made for a non-smoking area in the outside area to be licensed