Pavement cafe permit

If you would like to provide tables and chairs on a public highway outside your premises, you will require a pavement café permit.

To apply for a permit you can download a pavement café permit application and, once complete, return it to us with:

The fee to apply for the grant of a permit is £282 and the fee to apply for a further permit is £273.

Guidance about how the Council constructs its fees by downloading the document Guidance on fee construction.

Once we receive your application we will produce a notice to be displayed prominently at the premises detailing the application. We will also send a copy of the notice and the application to the following consultees for their comments:

We then allow 28 days from the date of your application for representations from the consultees or anyone else that may be affected by the proposed pavement cafe.

You should allow up to two months for your application to be considered.

Laws and regulation

Pavement café permits are issued in accordance with the Highways Act 1980.