Table and Chairs/Pavement Licensing on Highway

To place tables, chairs or other temporary furniture on the pavement in England and Wales you require a licence from your local authority

Do I need this licence?

To place tables, chairs or other temporary furniture on the pavement in England and Wales you require a licence from your local authority.

What information/evidence will I need to provide?

In addition to the Icon for pdf application form [536.13KB] you need to provide the following:

  • A copy of your  Icon for pdf Public Liability Insurance [489.34KB]  (minimum £5,000,000).
  • A plan showing the exact location and dimensions of the licence.
  • The location of the furniture within that area.
  • A description of the furniture/barriers to be used.
  • Photographs of the area to be covered by the tables and chairs licence and the surrounding highway.

What are the conditions and cost of the licence?

Please see Icon for pdf standard conditions [18.0KB]  adopted by Breckland District Council.  These conditions may be subject to alteration or addition depending upon any individual applications.

Your application must be advertised at the location for the duration of 28 days.  Consultation will also take place with other interested parties.

The cost of the licence is £187.02 and is renewable yearly (a licence renewal costs £160.42).

Will Tacit Consent apply?

No.  This means that you are not able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period of 90 calendar days.

How do I apply?

You will need to complete an Icon for pdf application form [536.13KB] , send it to Breckland District Council together with the relevant information/evidence as above and the relevant fee payable by debit card or cheque made payable to Breckland District Council.

What happens if I'm turned down, how do I appeal?

Please contact Breckland Council by using our contact us form which can be accessed by clicking on the following link  Contact Us by web form