If you wish to place tables and chairs on the highway an application for a licence must be made
Yes, a licence is required from us to place tables/chairs for patrons to use whilst consuming food and drink outside a restaurant or café.
A licence is required for other furniture such as:
There is a fee payable for this, which is payable before a licence can be issued. Any unlicensed use of the highway for tables and chairs is an obstruction and may be dealt with by the police.
The conditions are available to download at the bottom of the page.
Please download the application pack at the bottom of this page.
See temporary furniture fees list available to download below.
A detailed plan to the scale 1:50 or larger identifying the area in which the temporary furniture's are to be positioned will be required with the application, requirements of the plan identified in guidance notes 6.02.
All applications will require a site meeting with one of our representatives before a licence is issued. To make an appointment you should contact us on the details provided below.
Once your application has been accepted, the consultation period takes 28 days. If there are any objections, they are considered when determining the application. If no objections are received the licence will be sent out.
You can't appeal; our decision as the council is final.
One year. If you wish to renew the application please contact us at least one week before the licence is due to expire.
Fill out our online form to notify us of any changes