A licence is required if a café is to cover any part of the highway (e.g. footway and most pedestrianised areas). If you wish you can contact us to discuss the details before a formal application is made.
In the applicant will need to provide the following:
- Size of area (m),
- Number of tables, chairs, umbrellas etc;
- Details of furniture to be used (i.e. type, colour, material);
- Proposed days/hours of operation;
- A plan on which the positions of the proposed structures are marked;
What we will do
The County Council will consult a number of local agencies including the Police, District Council, Fire and Rescue Dept as well as the County Planners if they have been involved in a Town Scheme for the area.
If the licence is granted, it is recommended that the applicant display a copy of it in a prominent position outside the premises in question. The current fee for the application and licence is £342. This is a yearly application.