You can now apply for the new ‘Pavement License’ at a cost of £100 valid until September 2021.
The original tables and chairs Licence will become a new pavement License which allows for expanded outdoor seating to accommodate necessary changes for social distancing on your premises and to support businesses to be successful.
The license cost will be capped at £100 and will last through to September 2021. If you already have applied for a license for 2020-2021 you can apply for a refund and reapply for the new license. Any property looking to expand seating will be considered as long as safety can be demonstrated for both passers by and customers.
Lambeth Council are offering an expedited service to get all applications turned around in 5-10 working days.
To apply for your licence you will need to provide the following:
- Proof of address: copy of recent utility bill (gas/electricity/water), Council Tax bill, or bank/building society statement, dated within the last 3 months and in the name of the applicant
- Proof of photographic ID: copy of current photo driving licence, passport of the applicant
- Public liability insurance: copy of the section of your insurance document showing your company has public liability cover
- A sketch or layout of the area you wish to place your tables and chairs or other removable furniture. Please see our guidance and considerations when preparing a sketch for a pavement licence.