Pavement licences: guidance

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

Applies to England



The permanent pavement licences process retains the streamlined consent route for businesses to obtain a licence to place removable furniture, such as tables and chairs outside of cafes, bars, and restaurants quickly. Local authorities may charge up to £500 for first-time applications and £350 for renewals. Licences can be granted for up to 2 years.

See the Business and Planning Act 2020.

See also the guidance for temporary alcohol licensing provisions.

Published 2 April 2024