Apply for a pavement licence

Introduction

A temporary pavement licence enables businesses to place temporary furniture, such as tables and chairs, for the consumption of food or drink outside of their premises.

Businesses that are eligible include: public houses, cafes, bars, restaurants, snack bars, coffee shops, and ice cream parlours.

Applications are subject to a seven-day consultation period and, if granted, the licence will be valid until 30 September 2021 unless specified.

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Conditions of licence

A pavement licence will be granted subject to conditions set out in the Business and Planning Act 2020, those published by the Secretary of State and local conditions set by North Tyneside Council.

For further information about these conditions, please see the document below.

In North Tyneside, the local conditions include the provision of at least 1.5 metres of unobstructed footpath width (for a street with a footpath and road) or at least 1.8 metres of unobstructed footpath width (for a fully pedestrianised street).

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Apply for a pavement licence

An application for a temporary pavement licence costs £100. If you wish to apply, please complete the form below and send to pavementlicensing@northtyneside.gov.uk

The application will be subject to a public consultation period of seven days starting on the day after a valid application is made; during this time the application will be advertised on the council’s website at the foot of this page and you must also fix a notice of the application to the premises (see Notice for display below).

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Notice for display

You must, on the same day the application is made, fix a notice of the application to the premises so that it is readily visible to members of the public who are not on the premises; the notice must remain in place until the end of the consultation period; you should be able to provide evidence that you have done this

Please use the site notice below.

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Contact pavement licensing

Contact us

Telephone: (0191) 643 6131
Email: Pavement licensing