Decision details

Temporary Pavement Café Licences in West Lancashire

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Place & Community

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


See attached Record of Decision


i) To authorise the Corporate Director of Place and Community to deal with all matters under the Business and Planning Act 2020 and any subsequent legislation, regulations or guidance regarding Temporary Pavement Licences, including to develop and implement a system for the administration, grant and enforcement of temporary pavement café licences, set conditions for licences, draft and review policies, enforce requirements and revoke licences, and to delegate those functions to officers as they see fit.

ii) To confirm that this Council will not charge a fee for considering applications for Temporary Pavement Licences.

iii) To confirm that, while social distancing restrictions remain in place, enforcement action will not be taken against outdoor seating areas associated with hospitality businesses on non-highway land in West Lancashire, so long as they do not restrict safe pedestrian or vehicular access on an adopted highway, public right of way or any other established public footpath/cyclepath, or cause significant harm to the amenity of neighbouring uses.

iv) To authorise the Corporate Director of Transformation and Resources to agree, on a case by case basis, the operation of pavement cafés on Council owned land with terms broadly similar to those for the temporary pavement café licences on highway land, and to delegate those functions to officers as they see fit.

Alternative options considered:

See attached

Publication date: 27/04/2021

Date of decision: 24/07/2020

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