Applicants should have heard from us by the end of the day on Friday 31 July. If you have not received a decision notice by then, please do get in touch with us.
Apply for your pavement licence
The Business and Planning Act 2020 has introduced a new, temporary, fast-track process for businesses to obtain a pavement licence for the placement of furniture such as tables and chairs on the highway (including footpaths and pavements) adjacent to their premises.
This will help businesses to maximise their ability to trade whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines.
This permission can only be used for the purpose of selling or consuming food and drink in connection with the activity of the main premises.
Small businesses set to benefit from further government funding
Thousands of smaller businesses in England are set to benefit from £20 million of new government funding to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Small and medium sized businesses will have access to grants of between £1,000 – £5,000. The grants can be used to access new technology and other equipment as well as professional, legal, financial or other advice.