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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 licensing@cornwall.gov.uk

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

Any queries should be emailed to licensing@cornwall.gov.uk.

Premises Name and AddressApplicantApplication AcceptedRepresentations DeadlineCase Officer

Concho Lounge

16 Bank Street
Newquay 
TR7 1AY

Loungers UK Ltd 03.08.2020 10.08.2020 Kath Woodfinden licensing@cornwall.gov.uk

Palacio Lounge

The Moor
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 3QA

Loungers UK Ltd 03.08.2020 10.08.2020

Sharon Dower 
licensing@cornwall.gov.uk

Old Ale House,

7 Quay Street, Truro, TR1 2HD

Mr R J Lawson-Wills 07.08.2020 14.08.2020

Marie Holmes  licensing@cornwall.gov.uk

 

Representations

Any representations should be emailed to licensing@cornwall.gov.uk 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.