Pavement Licence

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 2022.

How much does it cost?

The application fee for a Pavement Licence is £75.

What happens once the application is submitted?

The council have 10 working days from the day after the application is made (excluding public holidays) to consult on, and determine the application. This consists of 5 working days for public consultation, and then 5 working days to consider and determine the application after the consultation.

How to apply

  1. Read the guidance notes
  2. Complete the application form:
  1. Email your application and accompanying documents to
  2. Pay the License fee payment of £75 using the instructions you will receive when you submit your application email.

  3. Display this site notice on the day you submit your application. This is day 1 of the 5 working days consultation process. You will need to include in your application photos of the site notice to show it has been properly displayed.

Please send the application and accompanying documents by email to