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Apply for a pavement licence

Apply for a licence to place removable furniture over certain highways next to premises, for the sale of food and drink.

Published on: 19 January 2021

Last updated: 19 January 2021

The government has introduced a new pavement licence for placing removable furniture over certain highways next to premises, for the sale, or service and consumption, of food and drink. 

Pavement licences replace Westminster City Council’s existing fast-track table and chairs licences.

Planning permission is not required.

The licence will allow businesses to use more of the space outside of their premises, helping them to be COVID-19 secure whilst protecting as many hospitality jobs as possible.