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Pavement licensing

Temporary Pavement Licensing

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

Licences can only be granted in respect of highways to which Part 7A of the Highways Act 1980 applies. Generally, these are footpaths restricted to pedestrians or are roads and places to which vehicle access is restricted or prohibited.

This new process will support cafes, restaurants, pubs and similar premises to operate safely while social distancing measures remain in place.

This is a temporary measure to support businesses while social distancing measures may still apply. The new process will remain in place until the end of September 2021.

If you would like to apply for a Pavement Licence, please read the attached guidance notes and complete the application form. The attached notice must be displayed at the premises for the full 5 day consultation process. The application fee for a Pavement Licence is £75.

Download the pavement licensing application form.

Please submit the application and accompanying documents by email to:
[email protected]