Tables and Chairs 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 under Section 115E of the Highways Act 1980. When applying for a licence you must provide the information outlined below. Failure to provide this information will result in your application being returned.
An application can be made using the online form. A fee of £225 is payable upon application. If you wish to apply by post, please contact the Licensing Department for a paper copy of the application form.
Once a valid application is submitted, the applicant must display a 'notice of intention' on yellow paper in the window of the premises. This must be displayed for 28 consecutive days, starting from the day after your application is submitted. Responsible Authorities and members of the public can submit representations in relation to your application, and these will be considered by the Council when determining the application. A template for the 'notice of intention' can be found on the right-hand side of this page.