Tables and chairs on the public highway licence

If you are a business such as a pub, restaurant, wine bar or café you may need permission to have chairs and tables outside your premises for use by your customers.


Latest government guidance

Please see the government Draft guidance: pavement licences (outdoor seating proposal) which was announced on Thursday 25.06.20.

As a result of this change Uttlesford will now be charging £100 for any permit. New permits will all last until 30.09.21. This will be effective immediately for any new or renewal permit that is applied for.


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Completed forms should be emailed to