We have introduced a new pavement licence to allow businesses to apply to place temporary furniture, such as tables and chairs, outside cafes, bars and restaurants.
We have made the licence application process easier and reduced the administrative fee to £100. As long as businesses are not causing an obstruction, applicants can place tables and chairs outside of their premises whilst their application is being determined.
Standard conditions (PDF) will be applied to licences, including the condition that smoking is prohibited in licensed areas. In certain circumstances, special conditions may also be applied.
If you want to submit a representation to a current application, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org before the last date of the consultation period.
If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
The Business and Planning Act 2020 is now in place which allows businesses to apply for a licence to enable them to place temporary furniture, such as tables and chairs, outside cafes, bars and restaurants.
The application process requires a seven-day public consultation period. During this time the applicant must display the Site Notice advertising the application. Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of the application 14 days after it is submitted.
The new legislation also makes temporary amendments to the Licensing Act 2003, which permits premises licence holders who are licensed to serve alcohol on-premises, to also sell alcohol for consumption off the premises without needing to apply for a variation of their licence.
You can view the pavement licences draft guidance at GOV.UK.