Shropshire Council

Pavement licence application or renewal

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In July 2020 a new temporary pavement licensing scheme was introduced under the Business and Planning Act 2020 to enable any businesses, where its premises use as a public house, wine bar or other drinking establishment or other use for the sale of food or drink for consumption on or off the premises, wanted to place removable furniture on the highway/pavement so that they could sell or serve food/drink for consumption on or off the premises. This temporary scheme was made permanent in March 2024 when at the same time it became compulsory for all such businesses to obtain a pavement licence as opposed to a pavement permit. Any business wishing to obtain or renew a pavement licence should review our pavement licence guidelines, which sets out the general licence conditions, before submitting their application.

Pavement Licence applications must be submitted via email to

For information and application forms for pavement permits please take a look at our pavement permit page.

How much will it cost?

There is a fee for issuing this document, which is taken when you apply.

What will I need before I apply?

  • Completed application form
  • Fee
  • Public liability insurance for £5m
  • See application form for any additional requirements

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