All other types of trading from a stall, van or similar is Commercial Street Trading. Under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, the North Norfolk District Council has designated certain streets in the towns mentioned below as either Consent Streets or Prohibited Streets.

  • Consent Streets: Street Trading is not allowed in these streets unless a letter of Consent has been obtained from the District Council. Consents may be granted for any period from one day up to a year.
  • Prohibited Streets: Street Trading is completely forbidden in these streets.
  • Other Streets: In Streets without any special designation street trading may occur without special permission

Street include all forecourts, roads, footways, or other areas for a distance of 15 metres from the highway.


  • It is an offence to trade in a Prohibited Street. 
  • It is an offence to trade in a Consent Street without the consent of the North Norfolk District Council. 
  • There are other offences relating to contravention of various conditions of Street Trading Consents (see below). 
  • A person found guilty of an offence is liable on conviction to a fine.

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Further Information - Trading Consents

Applications must be submitted at least 35 days before the proposed trading date or dates.

Applicants themselves should look around for what they consider to be a suitable site. The site must be in a position that will not cause obstruction to pedestrians. If such a site is found, a completed application form must be returned, together with a plan showing the exact place the applicant wishes to trade from and a photograph of the stall, van or other container. Applicants must determine and specify the ownership of any piece of land proposed as a site (i.e. Council or Private). In the case of private land, a letter signed by the owners stating they have no objection to their property being used for the purpose concerned must accompany the application and plan.

The Council is under no duty to grant a Street Trading Consent and need not specify grounds for refusal. There is no right of appeal against the refusal to grant consent. The application form will be sent to the Police for vetting purposes.

Before any Street Trading Consent which involves the preparation and sale of food is granted, the vehicle, stall or other container must be inspected and approved by the District Council’s Commercial Team. Registration as a food business will also be required. Any potential food traders should contact the Commercial Team on 01263 516008 at an early stage for technical advice and information.

The Council requires all persons who trade in designated streets (Consent Streets) with the Council’s consent to be in possession of Public Liability Insurance cover. The amount of cover may vary depending upon the nature of the trading proposed, and applicants are advised to contact the Licensing Team prior to application to obtain details of the cover required. Details of this insurance will be required upon application for a Street Trading Consent.

The Council will only issue Trading Consents to individuals; any Company must therefore apply through a named individual.

No motorised stalls or vehicles will be permitted in pedestrianised streets.

Prohibited Streets

Hoveton – Prohibited Streets
A1151 (from River Bridge to Horning Road) Tunstead Road (between Station Road and Horning Road)
Church Road Station Road


Walcott – Prohibited Streets
Along the north side of the B1159 COAST ROAD at Walcott, from a point commencing at the end of the no waiting restriction (as defined by the commencement of double yellow lines) adjacent to the property known as ‘Shifting Sands’, for a distance of approximately 355 metres in an easterly direction to the commencement of the no waiting restriction (as defined by the commencement of double yellow lines) opposite Walcott Post Office Stores.

Consent Streets

Cromer – Consent Streets
Bond Street Louden Road
Church Street Meadow Road
The Gangway Mount Street
Garden Street Prince of Wales Road (between Runton Road and Hamilton Road)
Hamilton Road Runton Road
High Street  Tucker Street


Holt – Consent Streets
Albert Street Mill Street
Albert Street Car Park New Street
Bull Street Peacock Lane
Cross Street Plain Park
Fish Hill Shire Hall
High Street Station Road
Letheringsett Hill Car Park Station Road Car Park
Market Place White Lion Street


North Walsham – Consent Streets
Church Street New Road (between Yarmouth Road and public car park)
Kings Arms Street Yarmouth Road (between New Road and Memorial Park)
Market Place Market Street


Sheringham – Consent Streets
Church Street Station Approach
High Street Station Road

Stalham – Consent Streets
Baker Street Lower Staithe Road
Bank Street Market Row
Dunkerley Court Recreation Road (including Recreation Car Park)
High Street Upper Staithe Road (excluding Sale Ground)
Ingham Road (between its junction with High Street and Brumstead Road) Weavers Close
York Lane
Lawns Loke York Road
Stalham Consent Car Parks
Newlands Car Park The Grebe PH Car Park
The Close Café Car Park The Maids Head PH Car Park
The Co-operative – rear Car Park The Swan PH Car Park