Decision details

Pavement Licences issued under the Business and Planning Act 2020: Reference: OD07/20

Decision Maker: Executive Director of Strategy & Governance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Pavement Licences issued under the Business and Planning Act 2020.

Decision:

(1)     The pavement licensing application fee be set at £75.

 

(2)     Delegate authority to the following officers for the purposes provided at sub-    paragraphs (a) and (b) below:

 

  • Licensing Officers
  • Licensing Team Leader
  • Food and Health and Safety Team Leader
  • Licensing and Business Support Manager
  • Public Protection Manager
  • Legal Services Manager
  • Democratic Services Manager
  • Commercial Manager
  • Director for Place

 

(a)     To decide whether to approve, refuse, or revoke pavement licences, also to set their durations

 

(b)   To decide which licence conditions are attached to each licence (selecting from local standard conditions as established, and non-standard conditions as appropriate to individual circumstances).

 

(3)   Delegate authority to the following officers the power to enforce licence conditions and to vary or revoke individual licences:

 

  • Licensing Team Leader
  • Food and Health and Safety Team Leader
  • Licensing and Business Support Manager
  • Public Protection Manager
  • Legal Services Manager
  • Democratic Services Manager
  • Commercial Manager
  • Director for Place

 

(4)   set the local conditions attached.

(5)  set the duration of the licence to expire on  30th September 2021 or such date as subsequently amended under any legislation relating to the Business and Planning Act 2020.

Reasons for the decision:

Local businesses are struggling for financial viability following the Covid-19 emergency restrictions. The new regime of pavement licensing by district councils is proposed nationally to help maximise businesses’ customer capacity.  The necessary licensing administration process and acceptance of applications from local businesses is required.

Alternative options considered:

None.

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 28/07/2020

Date of decision: 28/07/2020

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