Applications - Highways Act 1980
Before the Government introduced the fast track application process under the Business and Planning Act 2020 applications for pavement licences were processed through Part 7A of the Highways Act 1980. Applications to renew such licences can still be made as can applications for new licences if you do not wish to apply for a fast track permit.
Although each application is judged on its individual merits, Brentwood Borough Council does have an agreed Pavement Licence Policy covering minimum standards and conditions against which the merits of an application will be judged, which will promote consistency and benefit potential applicants and objectors, as well as assisting Members in making a decision to which there are objections.
The fees associated with an application can be found Licensing Fees and Charge page.
To assist applicants with the process of applying we have provided application guidance notes.
To apply for the renewal of or a new pavement permit please use our online Pavement Licence Application form.
Determination of application
The consultation period for applications is 28 days form the day after date of receipt. We will aim to determine applications within 20 working days from the end of the consultation period
Duration of Licence
A licence will usual be granted for 12 months, unless there are good reasons for granting a licence for a shorter period such as plans for future changes in use of road space.
Other regulatory processes
It is important to note the grant of a pavement licence only permits the placing of furniture on the highway. Other regulatory frameworks still apply such as the need for alcohol licenses, planning requirements and the need to comply with registration requirements for food businesses.
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