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Standard conditions: pavement licences (outdoor seating)

Our standard conditions for having chairs and tables outside your premises for use by your customers.

1. This permission is personal to the Licence holder and not be capable of being transferred.

2. Unless determined otherwise, all pavement licences will be restricted so as only to authorise the placement of street furniture between the hours of 9am - 11pm and in accordance with the plan submitted with the application.

3. The licensee shall make good, to the Uttlesford District Council's (the council) satisfaction, any damage caused to the highway caused by the exercise of this consent and indemnify and keep indemnified the council from and against any claims, demands or proceedings in any way arising in regard thereto.

4. The licensee shall make no claim or charge against either Uttlesford District Council or Essex County Council in the event of the furniture or other objects being lost, stolen or damaged in any way from whatever cause.

5. The licensee shall indemnify both the council and the Essex County Council as Highway Authority against all actions, proceedings, claims, demands and liability which may at any time be taken, made or incurred arising out of the grant of this permission and for this purpose must take out at the licensee's expense a policy of public liability insurance approved by the council in the sum of at least five million pounds in respect of any one event and must produce to the council on request the current receipts of premium payments and confirmation of the annual renewals of the policy.

6. The authorised area shall be used solely for the purpose of consuming food or drink and only by persons seated at the tables and chairs provided within the authorised area.

7. No charge shall be made by the licensee for the use of the tables and chairs.

8. Waste from the licensee's operations shall not be disposed of in the permanent litter bins situated on the highway for use by the general public provided by the council.

9. Refuse and litter deposited on the highway in the vicinity of the chairs and tables must be collected and removed each day by the licensee at the licensee's expense at not less than hourly intervals, at close of business or at more frequent intervals as may be required by or under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the licensee shall comply with all requirements of any public health legislation for the time being in force.

10. The licensee shall remove from the highway the barriers, posts, tables and chairs to permit works in or the use of the highway by the council, the county council, the police, fire and ambulance services, any statutory undertaker or telecommunications code operator and shall make no claim against the council or county council for any loss of revenue or for refund or permission fee as a result thereof. When such temporary removal is required to enable authorised special events to take place, the council will provide reasonable prior notice of such events.

11. No alcohol shall be consumed on the permitted area unless a licence authorising the sale of alcohol has been issued by the council.

12. The licensee shall be responsible for any rates, taxes and other outgoings which may be charged arising from the exercise of this licence.

13. The licensee shall at its own expense obtain any necessary statutory consents and approvals required in connection with the exercise of a refreshment facility on the highway and comply with the provisions of all such consents and approvals and all statutes and other obligations imposed by law with regards to the provision, maintenance and operation of the refreshment facility.

14. The licensee shall at the written request of the council's Director of Housing, Health and Communities remove from and shall not replace any furniture on the permitted area which is not maintained to a standard satisfactory to the said Director.

15. No regulated entertainment shall be permitted within the licensed area unless authorised.

16. The licensee shall keep the furniture clean and tidy and the tables cleared regularly, ensuring that they do not obstruct entrance or egress from the premises.

17. No furniture is to be placed or kept on the permitted area when [premises] is not open or trading.

18. The furniture is to be used only by customers of [premises], Uttlesford for the consumption of food and drink supplied from within those premises.

19. The licensee shall not cause or permit any nuisance or annoyance to users of the highway, to which the public will remain at all times entitled to exercise their right of passage over.

20. The licensee shall not place furniture on the highway outside the authorised area of use.

21. The licensee shall not permit or suffer the removal of any glassware used for the supply of the refreshment provided by the public from the authorised area.

22. Glasses supplied for the consumption of drinks on the authorised area shall be made of toughened glass or plastic only.

23. All barriers erected to enclose the area will be of high visibility and with a low tapping rail for the visually impaired.

24. The authorised area shall be supervised by competent staff of the licensee at all times during the exercise of this consent who shall take all reasonable steps to ensure compliance with these terms and conditions.

25. Any heaters used in the permitted area must conform to BS EN 60529:1992 (electric heaters) and BS EN 14543:2005 (gas heaters). The licensee shall restrict access to the controls/ pipe cylinders on the heaters to authorised employees of the premises only.

26. This permission may be suspended or revoked:

(a) by either party giving to the other not less than one months notice in writing to expire at any time or

(b) in the event of the licensee failing to comply with any of the above conditions the council may revoke the licence by giving 24 hours notice in writing to the licensee and in this event all consideration money previously paid shall be without prejudice to any right or action which the council may have for breach of terms of this permission damages or otherwise.

27. Any notice to be served in connection with this permission will be sent by email to the email address of the licence holder provided within the application and shall be deemed to be served upon the council if sent via email to or addressed to the Licensing Team, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER

28. The licensee shall remove all furniture from the authorised area when the premises are closed for trading. For further clarification, no furniture is to be placed or kept on the authorised area when the premises are not open or trading, nor placed on the highway other than in the layout shown on the approved plan.

29. This consent is a consent issued under s.3 (3)(a) of Part1 Business and Planning Act 2020

30. No form of decking/flooring will be permitted under any circumstances.

31. A copy of this licence shall be placed in a prominent position adjacent to the area in respect of which this permission has been granted so as it can be clearly seen by authorised officials without need to enter the premises.