Salford City Council is supporting local business owners as high streets reopen and social distancing measures are still in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. A fast track application process has been put in place to allow businesses throughout Salford to apply for outdoor seating space to help them reopen safely. Fees for temporary licences have been waived.
If you are a hospitality business (such as pub, wine bar, restaurant or café) you may be looking at opportunities to place tables and chairs outside your business or increase existing provision on a temporary basis. To do so you will need to apply for a Temporary Pavement Licence.
Business operators, whether or not they already hold a current tables and chairs and pavement licence, can apply to the council for a temporary pavement licence. The Government has extended the temporary pavement licence provisions by a further 12 months until September 2023 ahead of making these changes permanent in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.
Pavement licences are managed by the Highways Department at the council. Enquiries can be emailed to LicensingEnquiries@salford.gov.uk
The council is waiving its fees for any temporary pavement licence applications.
For further information and an application form, please contact LicensingEnquiries@salford.gov.uk