Decision - Table and Chair licensing

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Table and Chair licensing

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Report regarding the licencing of tables and chairs on the public highway following changes to national legislation.


1)             That Committee approve for the Council to continue to agree licences under the Business and Planning Act 2020 from April 2021 to September 2021 (or when the Business and Planning Act expires)


2)             That Committee approve the council waive the maximum fee chargeable under the Business and Planning Act 2020 to continue to support local businesses through the summer months.


3)             That if the Business and Planning Act 2020 expires in September 2021 as it is currently due to do, that the Committee agree that the Council ask businesses to apply for a licence to place outside seating on the highway under the Highways Act 1980 and pay the standard fee, this licence will run for a year and then be annually renewed.

Report author: David Fisher

Publication date: 19/01/2021

Date of decision: 19/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 19/01/2021 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

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