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Pavement Licensing

A pavement licence is a temporary licence.  It has been brought into effect for food and drink businesses such as:

  • cafes
  • restaurants
  • bars 
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This is so they can place removable furniture on certain highways, next to their premises. It will support businesses to operate safely while social distancing measures remain in place. It will also provide much needed income over the summer months. As well as protecting as many hospitality jobs as possible.

Licences can be issued for a minimum of 3 months. They will not be valid after 30 September 2021.

Further information is available in the Government guidance.

Pavement Licences are subject to mandatory, national and local conditions

Applications must be submitted by email to

Businesses are also required to display a notice of the application at the premises when applications are submitted:

Any queries should be emailed to

Premises Name and AddressApplicantApplication AcceptedRepresentations DeadlineCase OfficerDecision

Concho Lounge

16 Bank Street

Loungers UK Ltd 03.08.2020 10.08.2020 Kath Woodfinden Granted with amended plan and additional conditions until 31.03.21

Palacio Lounge

The Moor
TR11 3QA

Loungers UK Ltd 03.08.2020 10.08.2020

Sharon Dower

Granted with amended plan until 31.03.21

Old Ale House,

7 Quay Street, Truro,

Mr R J Lawson-Wills 07.08.2020 14.08.2020

Marie Holmes

Granted with amended plan and restricted until 31.03.21

No 62

62 Fore Street, Saltash, PL12 6JW

Mrs Denise Barbara Wood 19.08.2020 26.08.2020

Linda Edmunds

Granted 27.08.2020 until 31.03.2021 

The Olive Tree

The Lower Wharf, The Wharf, Bude,
EX23 8LG

Jeremy Heard 24.08.2020 31.08.2020

Linda Edmunds

Granted 01.09.2020 until 31.03.2021

The Kings Arms

17 Fore Street, Mevagissey, PL26 6UQ

Helen Nathan 25.08.2020 02.09.2020

Fiona Cannon

Granted with additional condition until 30.09.2021

On The Rocks

2 Duke Street, Truro,

On The Rocks (Bar) Ltd 01.09.2020 07.09.2020

Marie Holmes

Granted until 30.09.2021

Costa Coffee

31 Bank Street, Newquay,

Costa Ltd 02.09.2020 09.09.2020

Liz Francis

Granted 11.09.2020 until 30.09.2021

The Ship Inn

Trefalgar Square, Fowey,
PL25 1AJ

Yolanda Turner 07.09.2020 14.09.2020

Fiona Cannon

Granted with additional condition until 30.09.2021

No. 4 Honey Street

Bodmin, PL31 2DN

No. 4 Honey Street LTD 29.09.2020 06.10.2020

Terianne Findlay

Granted 07.10.2020 until 31.03.2021



Any representations should be emailed to This needs to be before the representations deadline date shown.

Please note these temporary measures are brought in under the Business and Planning Act 2020. They are intended to support businesses and the economy to recover from the severe disruption caused by Covid-19. This includes helping businesses adjust to new ways of working. It also assists in the challenging process of getting the economy moving again. The new fast track temporary Pavement Licence procedure is a streamlined process. It is designed to support the hospitality industry to recover lost capacity by permitting additional use of the highway. The intention behind the legislation is to assist businesses in the most challenging operating environment in living memory.

The Local Authority intends to issue Pavement Licences to comply with the Act. This is unless there are good reasons not to. For example:

  • evidence or concerns relating to obstruction
  • insufficient room for disabled access
  • safety
  • crime
  • disorder or nuisance

These key areas are covered in the Pavement Licence mandatory, national and local conditions. Representations should not include anything already included in the conditions. Representations can include suggested additional conditions. This is dependent on the individual premises, if reasonable and proportionate.