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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: 12 October 2021


Most current al fresco measures were removed on 1 October 2021. For any future applications you will need to check your eligibility against the pavement licence conditions and requirements. 

A pavement licence costs £100.

Apply for a new licence or renew an existing issued licence

The renewal option is available to premises who have an existing issued licence, and would like to renew on the exact terms of their pavement licence.

If you have had a licence previously that has expired, need to make changes to your application or have not had a pavement licence then you must submit a new application.

Applications will be decided within 14 days of receipt if they meet the requirements.

Pavement licences can be granted for a minimum of 3 months but the council will not grant a licence for more than 6 months. In the event an application is made within 6 months of the 30th September 2022 the Council cannot grant a pavement licence beyond September 2022.