On this page you can apply to run a business concession on car parks and seaside promenades owned by North Norfolk District Council

We have a number of concession pitches becoming available in 2021 these pitches could be suitable for various businesses including:

  • Hot food
  • Ice cream vans
  • Non-food businesses e.g. arts and crafts, photography etc.

Concession pitches are a great way for a start-up business to test the market and established businesses to access prime locations.

How to apply

  1. Identify the pitches you wish to apply for. Refer to the Available Pitches section below.
  2. Complete the application form.
  3. Email your completed application form with any supplementary documents to estates@north-norfolk.gov.uk by the 5 January  2020.

Please note, applications received after the 5 January 2020 will still be considered, however priority will be given to applications received before this date.

Available Pitches

The list below shows the pitches available to bid for, click the link for additional information and a plan of each pitch.

Available Pitches

Pitch code Location
CR1 CR1 Runton Road Car Park Cromer
ER1 ER1 Beach Road Car Park East Runton
HA1 HA1 Cart Gap Car Park Happisburgh
MU1 MU1 Beach Road Car Park Mundesley
OV1 OV1 Pauls Lane Car Park Overstrand
WA1 WA1 Coast Road Walcott

We reserve the right to reject offers if the proposed business is not deemed appropriate for the pitch. Rejection will also be applicable if required information is omitted, the applicant does not hold the required certificates and insurance, or any forms are unsigned /dated, or previous business dealings are deemed unsatisfactory.

We reserve the right to add or remove pitches from the listed available pitches as we see fit.


What is a concession?

A concession is a licence to trade in an open public space that is owned or managed by North Norfolk District Council. It usually refers to an identified pitch on a car park, promenade or parks and gardens. Concessions do not cover licences to trade on the highway or street trading.

What costs must I consider?

The rents on concessions are more affordable than on fixed premises and running costs are lower. Associated costs may include but are not limited to:

  • Licence fee
  • Business Rates
  • Food hygiene courses
  • Waste collection
  • Insurance (Public Liabilities of 5million is required)
  • Costs of obtaining and maintaining equipment
  • Other required certificates

How much does a pitch cost?

There is no set price for a pitch, we are asking businesses to submit bids for individual pitches, however in past years the licence fee for a full time concession pitch has generally ranged between £3000 to £8000 per annum.

When can I start?

We are hoping to have all agreements finalised in January 2021 to allow business to make the most of the Easter break.

Is planning permission required?

Depending on the pitch and the business you operate planning permission may be required.

If your business is selected and planning permission is necessary at your selected pitch, a contract will be agreed subject to planning permission. NNDC will then submit a planning application; if permission is approved the signed agreement will come into effect, if planning permission is declined the contract will become void.