Issue details

Removal of Suspension for Street Trading activity (towns/city centre) in relation to the covid19 outbreak

Street trading and highways amenity licensing was suspended on 27.3.20 due to the covid-19 outbreak, see

• Government advice on 23.03.2020 indicated that street trading could conceivably continue if they were offering takeaway food/drink.
• With the revised government guidance, it is timely to permit those street traders that wish to operate to be able to do so from 18th May 2020, provided they, their staff and their customers can comply with social distancing measures.
• This decision is applicable to towns/city centre traders, including any that operate on private land, where landowner permission is given.
• If on inspection, social distancing measure aren’t in place or seen to be being observed, we reserve the right to suspend the consent.
• Highways amenity licenses for pavement café seating should remain suspended at the current time.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/05/2020

Decision due: 14 May 2020 by Director of Economy and Place

Contact: Richard Ball, Director for economy and place Email: Tel: 01432260965.