Tables and chairs, balconies and crane operation licences
Tables and chairs on the highway
If you want to place tables and chairs on the highway for eating and drinking activities you must get approval and a licence from us.
This is in accordance with Section 115 of the Highways Act 1980.
How to apply
You should download and complete an application form and return it to us for an initial highway assessment.
What happens next?
We will contact you in writing within 14 days. If there is no objection to your application you will be asked to pay the fee. When you have paid the fee a licence approving the placing of tables and chairs on the highway will be issued.
The annual fee is £382.
How long is the licence valid?
A licence is valid for 12 months.
If you wish to continue to place the tables and chairs on the highway then the licence must be renewed. To renew a licence you must apply at least three weeks before the licence expiry date.
Renew a licence
You should download and complete the renewal form and return it to us at the address on the form.