Published on 10 August 2020
Archived on 10 September 2020
Businesses across Stratford-on-Avon District can now apply for the new pavement licences from Stratford-on-Avon District Council.
The Business and Planning Act 2020, introduced the new 'pavement licence' which received Royal Assent in July.
The new legislation introduces a new streamlined and cheaper route for businesses such as cafes, restaurants and bars to secure a licence to place furniture on the highway.
The purpose of this is to support businesses to operate safely while social distancing measures remain in place and to provide much needed income over the summer months, protecting as many hospitality jobs as possible.
How do I apply?
Businesses will need to complete the online application form - https://www.stratford.gov.uk/apply-for-pavement-licence
Additional documents needed with applications include:
Licences will be determined within two weeks, but if licence applications are not determined within this timescale they will automatically become granted and will run until 30 September 2021.
Licences can be issued for three months, six months or 12 months.
Cllr Anne Parry, Regulatory Portfolio at Stratford-on-Avon District Council says: "We know the next few months are going to be crucial for the hospitality industry, that is why we are committed to doing all we can to help businesses with their recovery plans.
"The new pavement licence will make it easier for businesses to put tables and chairs on the public highway, helping to support our local hospitality businesses and increase their current trading space whilst adhering to social distancing guidance. However, it is very important to follow guidance and keep customers and the public safe."
For more information please visit: https://www.stratford.gov.uk/pavementlicence
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575