Date published: 23rd July 2020

In line with new Government legislation, Pavement Licences are available to be applied for, for businesses with potential scope to temporarily create some outdoor seating areas along pavements or pedestrianised roads.

A pavement licence is a licence granted by the Council which allows the licence-holder to place removable furniture over certain highways next to the premises that have this licence. 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 temporary licensing will remain in place until the end of September 2021.

To check the Government guidelines and find out about the application process and how to apply see our dedicated Pavement Licence webpage.


Last updated: 24th July 2020