Pavement licence

Under the Business and Planning Act 2020, you will need a pavement licence if you wish to place tables, chairs and other items on the highway.

The minimum period a licence can be issued for is three months, up to but not beyond 30 September 2024. 

You can check the government guidance for more information.

You will need to download, print and display a completed notice at the premises on the day the application is made. The notice will need to remain displayed at the premises for the duration of the seven day consultation period (which begins on the day after the application is made).

How to apply

You can now apply for a temporary pavement licence for the period of 1 October 2023 to 30 September 2024. Please note the application must be in an individual's name not in a companies name.

Please attach the following documents to your application

  • A photo of your notice displayed at the premises. This must be displayed where it can be read by members of the public not on your premises.
  • Evidence of 5 million public liability insurance cover.
  • A site plan showing the dimensions of the seating area, table and chair arrangement and other furniture/items such as barriers and heaters. This should also include access points, building lines, boundaries, kerbs etc. Suggested scales 1:1250/1:100.
  • Frontage consent forms. These are optional however provide evidence that the neighbouring properties are in support of the proposed.

Next steps

Once the consultation has ended, there is a determination period of seven days when we will determine whether your application has been granted or refused. You will be informed of this decision. If your application is granted, your licence will be subject to conditions outlined in the Business and Planning Act 2020, any other conditions Melton Borough Council considers reasonable, and any conditions that may be set by highways or police.

Any personal information you give to us is covered by the Licensing Privacy Notice.

Current pavement licence consultations

There are no current pavement licence application out for consultation.

Public Register

A public register of Pavement Licences is available to download below.

Last updated 8 March 2024
Do you need to get in touch with us? Use our contact form.