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Pavement Licence

Last Modified August 01, 2023

The Business and Planning Act 2020, allows for established businesses such as cafés, restaurants and pubs to apply for a fast tracked pavement licence application. 

For more information, our Frequently Asked Questions covers the scheme and for full details on the legislation and eligibility please refer to the legislation. 

Making an application

There is an application fee of £100 and all licence’s granted will be for one year or until 30 September 2024 unless it is surrendered, suspended or revoked.

To make an application please read and complete the below documents along with payment and send to licensing.services@hertsmere.gov.uk

Online Payment of £100

Pavement Licence Application form (pdf version)

Pavement Licence Application form (word version)

Pavement Licence Consultation notice

Pavement Licence Checklist

Pavement Licence Application procedure

Pavement Licence Conditions

Hertfordshire County Council Highway's Pavement Licence Guidance

Use of outdoor space for trading and seating - Guidance

If you are wanting to apply for a premises in Shenley Road, Borehamwood, please contact the Licensing Department prior to applying to discuss your application as it may be affected by proposed highway amendments.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted and any application deemed to be in breach of any of the Licence Conditions will be refused.


All applications are decided within 10 working days and include consultation with the Hertfordshire Highways, the Police, Environmental Health, Herts Fire and Rescue and Planning.  All applicants must display the provided A4 notice for the duration of the consultation period.

The application register includes all applications received along with their current status of under evaluation, granted or refused.

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