Street trading policy

This policy is a decision making framework for the consideration of applications for street trading consents.

Our original street trading policy was published in April 2016. This updated policy has been created to reflect the feedback and experiences we have had since the original policy was published.

The aim of the policy is to create a street trading environment which is sensitive to the needs of the public, consumer choice, ensures safety and contributes to the character and ambience of the local environments.

Our power to regulate street trading is set out in Schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 referred to in this policy as “the Act”.

Street trading can aid the local economy and contribute to the facilities offered to people who visit, live and work in Lichfield District and it supports our priority to encourage a vibrant and prosperous economy.

The purpose of this policy is to provide a set of criteria and guidance which will be used as the regulatory framework for street trading. This policy will inform applicants and organisers of the parameters by which we will make decisions and links to our events and festivals policy. It will also give prospective traders an early indication as to whether their application is likely to be granted or not. It also provides prospective applicants with details of what is expected of them.