A pavement licence is a licence granted by this authority, or deemed to have been granted, 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.
This is a streamlined process to allow businesses to secure these licences in time for the summer and allow them to remain in place for a year but not beyond 30 September 2021. Where a pavement licence is granted, clear access routes on the highway will need to be maintained, taking into account the needs of all users, including disabled people.
What is the purpose of the new process for pavement licences?
This new process introduces a streamlined and cheaper route for businesses such as cafes, restaurants and bars to secure a licence to place furniture on the highway. This will support them to operate safely while social distancing measures remain in place. This will provide much needed income over the summer months and protect as many hospitality jobs as possible.
- Government guidance: pavement licences (external link) (outdoor seating proposal)
- Read the pavement standard conditions before filling in the application form
- Public notice: Application for pavement licence This document may not be suitable for users with assistive technology. Request an accessible format.
- Application for temporary pavement licence
Last Updated on Thursday, September 17, 2020