Catering Furniture on the Highway
If you wish to place tables and chairs on the highway (this includes any street or pedestrianised area), you will require a licence from the City Council.
The Council must seek the consent of the Highways Authority, if not the City Council, the frontagers with an interest, and the freeholder of the premises.
You may also need Planning Permission or Listed Building Consent from the Council for the use of the land or building for a cafe. There is a fee for this and planning approval must have been granted before an application will be considered by the Council.
Any unlicensed use of the highway for tables and chairs is an obstruction and may be dealt with by the police.