Street Trading is defined as the selling or
offering for sale of any article in the street. This includes food
such as burgers, kebabs, doughnuts etc. or other things such as
There are a number of streets which are
designated as Consent Streets. This means that any person who
wishes to sell items from a trailer or stall in a street must first
obtain a Street Trading Consent from the Council.
Food traders must also be registered with their
local Environmental Health Office.
You do not need a Street Trading Consent if you
- Trading as a Pedlar under licence issued
by a Police Authority
- A market trader operating at a licensed
- A news vendor selling only newspapers and
If you are trading on private land you may not
need a consent. To confirm the situation you are advised to contact
us, using the details above. The landowner may need planning
permission and you are advised to contact the Council's Planning
Once you have decided when and where you wish to
trade, contact us and we will be happy to send you an application
form. We will also be able to inform you whether or not the
location you have chosen may or may not be suitable.
Your application details are circulated to:
- Environmental Health
- Local Councillors
- The Police
- The Highways Authority for major
- Local residents and businesses who may be
affected by your application may also be consulted before any
Street Trading Consent may be granted.
A Public Notice will also be inserted in a local
Consent may not be granted when adverse comments
are received from the consulted parties.
Consent will not be granted where there is a risk
to road safety or possibility of a nuisance being created.
The Council may Revoke a Street Trading Consent
after it has been granted. This may be for a variety of reasons
such as: non compliance with conditions, non payment or because
other agencies such as highways department require access to the
trading location. You will be given at least 10 days notice if your
Consent is revoked.
If your application is refused or revoked you may
discuss the application with the appropriate Council Officers.
Other than Judicial Review there is no statutory right of appeal
against the Council's decision.
Last Updated - 27/06/2012