Pavement licence

If you want tables, chairs and other items outside your business premises, you'll need to apply for a licence

Temporary changes to planning and licensing procedures became law in 2020. Pavement licences introduced a fast-track process to make it easier for premises serving food and drink to seat and serve customers as lockdown restrictions were lifted and social distancing guidelines remained in place.

On 1 April 2024 these regulations were made permanent. We are currently updating our policy in relation to this. In the meantime, please follow the information and guidance on this page.

The fee for pavement licence has been set at £100 until September 2024.

How to apply

If you'd like to apply for a Pavement Licence, you should:

Notice of Intention template

Pay for a pavement licence

Consultation period

The consultation period is now 14 days with a further 14 days for us to process and/or determine  the application.

Duration of licence

The duration of all pavement licences will be one year from the date  granted. 

Current applications for pavement licence

Applicant Premises Application Type Closing date for representations
El Castello 83 High Street, Odiham Renewal - Pavement licence 9 May 2024

The consultation period is seven days from the date of application. If you wish to make a representation please email with the grounds for your objection. Any representation received after the consultation period will not be considered.

Further information

If you have any further queries, please email with Pavement Licence in the subject line.