The Council cannot grant permission until a notice has been published:
- by affixing notices in a conspicuous position at or near the point to which the proposal relates
- by serving a copy of the notice on owners and occupiers of any premises appearing to the Council to be materially affected
Consultation / Representations
Permission cannot be granted until at least 28 days after the notices are posted and then only if no representations are made. If representations are made then the matter will be considered by the relevant Committee Members.
The Council will consult with:
- Highway Department
- Environmental Health
- Local Councillors
- Town Council
- The Leader
- Local Members for Leisure and Tourism
Where it is proposed to grant permission for tables, chairs or other furniture on highways from which vehicular traffic is excluded by means of a Traffic Regulation Order (i.e. pedestrian areas) the permission would normally be operative when vehicles are excluded, by the legal order. This would be on road safety grounds. Usually tables, chairs or other furniture can be used on wide footways, but adequate pedestrian routes and clearances next to the carriageway must be maintained.