Pavement licences

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Changes to pavement licences

On 31 March 2024, the Government changed the law regarding pavement licences - licences which enable food and drink businesses to place removable furniture on the highway adjacent to their premises to create additional space for their customers.

Further guidance

The Government has produced some guidance

We are currently reviewing these changes and will update this page outlining cost and duration of licences as soon as possible.

The changes do not affect any licences granted before 31 March 2024, which will still operate as normal until their stated expiry date.

Experimental traffic regulation order

Lichfield City centre is currently subject to an experimental Traffic Regulation Order. This means the designation of both roads and pavements change depending on the day of week and time of day. Find out more.

* Temporary pavement licences are granted under the The Business and Planning Act 2020.