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Pavement cafe Licenses
"Cafe Culture" is a growing trend in our towns and cities. There is a demand for eating and drinking outdoors, and many pubs, restaurants and cafes providing for this demand by using the footway to operate pavement cafes.
In Nottingham there are many existing pavement cafes that add to the ambience and vibrancy of the city. Many more pubs and restaurants wish to make use of the pavement for tables and chairs.
However, if pavement cafes are not carefully controlled they can lead to pedestrians being endangered and people with impaired vision, mobility difficulties or prams being disadvantaged.
To regulate the number and location of pavement cafes, all premises must have consent under Section 115 of the Highways Act 1980 to place tables and chairs on the highway. explains the requirements and standards expected of pavement Cafe operators in Nottingham and guide those wishing to operate a pavement Cafe through how to apply for a Highways Amenities License.