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Pavement Licensing Policy

This consultation closes on 24 April, 2023.

We're proposing to adopt a policy in relation to our licensing responsibilities regarding Pavement Licences under the Business and Planning Act 2020.

The provision of a policy aims to provide residents, applicants and other agencies with a benchmark of the licensing authority’s expectations and will assist them in understanding statutory requirements.

We've prepared a draft policy (PDF 244kb) and we now wish to carry out consultation on this document with relevant parties and the general public.

We're keen to receive comments on the draft document, which will be considered before the finalised Policy is adopted.

Taking part

If you would like to make any comments on the draft policy, you can email them to

Alternatively, comments can be submitted in writing to:

Licensing Team
Swale House
East Street
ME10 3HT