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Pavement licence

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To place tables, chairs or other temporary furniture on the pavement in England and Wales you require a licence from your local authority.

Conditions may be attached and a fee may be payable.

Eligibility criteria

Frontage and walkway consent may have to be obtained first.

Regulation summary

Application evaluation process

Public notice of the application must be given detailing the proposal and deadline for representations.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Target completion

You can expect us to let you know our decision on your application within 30 days of receipt.

Apply online

Contact details

Highways
Phoenix House
Clough road
Winsford
CW7 4BD

Tel 01244 976288
Email: engvr@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Failed application redress

Please contact Cheshire West and Chester Council in the first instance.

An appointed arbitrator will determine if consent has been unreasonably withheld.

Licence holder redress

Please contact Cheshire West and Chester Council in the first instance.

An appointed arbitrator will adjudicate if there is disagreement as to conditions attached.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Consumer Service will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Trade associations

None