Guidance

Pavement licences: guidance

Guidance to accompany pavement licensing introduced in the Business and Planning Act 2020.

Applies to England

Documents

Annex A – Template Site Notice - word version

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Details

The temporary pavement licences process introduces a streamlined consent route to allow businesses to obtain a licence to place removable furniture, such as tables and chairs outside of cafes, bars and restaurants quickly, and for no more than £100.

See the Business and Planning Act 2020.

See also the guidance for temporary alcohol licensing provisions.

Published 25 June 2020
Last updated 20 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Guidance to accompany the pavement licence provisions introduced in the Business and Planning Act 2020, as updated by the Business and Planning Act 2020 (Pavement Licences) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

  2. The Business and Planning Act received Royal Assent on 22 July 2020. Therefore this guidance is no longer draft and has been updated to reflect the provisions in the Act.

  3. First published.