Pavement licence conditions

Part of: Pavement licence

Clear access routes

There must be clear access routes for pedestrians.

This means you must:

  • make sure at least 1.8 metres width of the pavement is clear for pedestrian flow
  • pay particular attention and consideration to people with disabilities and sight impairments, making sure the pavement is unobstructed by items you place on it

Standard conditions

Standard conditions include:

  • maximum number of chairs and tables
  • type of furniture
  • standard hours of operation
  • time furniture must be removed
  • maintaining public liability insurance
  • use of plastic/polycarbonate drinking vessels
  • no drinking while standing up
  • barriers/separation from the footway
  • avoidance of noise/nuisance
  • no open flames/fires
  • no shisha activity
  • no smoking

We reserve the right to add other specific conditions on a case-by-case basis.

Furniture you can use

Furniture you can use includes:

  • counters or stalls for selling or serving food or drink
  • tables, counters or shelves on which food or drink can be placed
  • chairs, benches or other forms of seating
  • umbrellas, barriers, heaters and other items used in connection with the consuming of food or drink outdoors

This furniture must be removable and easily stored away in the evening.

Contact the licensing team