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Pavement licence

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2. Apply for a pavement licence

Before you begin your application, please read the information for applicants guidance.

Public consultation notice

You are required to affix a notice to the premises, so it is easily visible and legible to the public on the day you submit your application to the local authority. This must remain in place for the public consultation period which is five working days beginning with the day after the day the application is submitted. Working days do not include public holidays.

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More info about the journey

You will need;

  • a credit/debit card for payment

Once the information is submitted we have 14 days from the day after the application is made (excluding public holidays) to consult on, and determine the application. This consists of a 'public consultation period' of 7 days beginning with the day after that on which the application is made for public consultation, and then a 'determination period' of 7 days beginning with the first day after the public consultation period to consider and determine the application after the consultation. We will take account of any representations made during the public consultation period, consult with the highway authority and other persons as considered appropriate.

If the local authority does not determine the application within the 14 day period, the application will be deemed to have been granted.


There is no statutory appeal process. If unsuccessful, applicants may wish to appeal the decision in respect of the determination of their licence application and should email the licensing team setting out the reasons for their appeal where it will be considered by an internal review process.