Many pubs, restaurants, wine bars and cafés wish to have seating and tables outside their premises for the use of their customers. We are keen to promote the establishment of 'street cafés' at suitable locations within the city.
Where the pavement concerned is part of the public highway a licence will need to be obtained. This is to ensure that adequate space is available for the safe and free movement of all highway users and that consideration is given to the location of the amenity in terms of possible noise disturbance for local residents and business owners.
Q: Who can apply for this licence?
Evidence of £5 million Public Liability Insurance
A site plan, to scale showing the proposed area with dimensions in metres and the position of the tables and chairs
Details of all of the furniture and other equipment you propose to place on the pavement, including drawings or copies of catalogue entries.
If you wish to serve alcohol at your tables you will also require a Premises Licence
Fees will be applicable and conditions attached
To apply, please follow this link to our EU Service Directive page where you can apply online or by post.