About pavement licences
A Pavement Licence is a licence which allows for the licence holder to place moveable furniture over a part of the highway adjacent to their premises. This process has been developed to support the reopening of businesses following government restrictions. It is a temporary and fast-track alternative to the Tables and Chairs Licence under the Highways Act 1980.
The Secretary of State has used the enabling power in the Business and Planning Act to extend the duration of the temporary pavement licence provisions for 12 months to the 30th September 2022. This means that businesses can apply for a pavement licence to be in place within this extended period, up to the 30th September 2022.
These regulations do not automatically extend existing licences, as these were granted on the basis that they would be in place for a specified period until 30 September 2021 or earlier. Businesses will need to apply for a new licence if they wish to have one in place during the extended period from 30 September 2021, so that the application can be determined on the basis of the 2021 Regulations.
The licence will remain in place for one year and will not extend beyond 30th September 2022.
If you are granted a pavement licence, clear access routes on the highway will need to be maintained taking into account the needs of all users.
'Streatery' or licensing a communal area away from the premises
If you are organising a 'streatery' with a number of restaurants using a communal area away from the premises for dining, please email email@example.com. Provide your telephone number so that we can contact you to dicuss the proposal and requirements.