Pavement Licences

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Pavement licences

The Business and Planning Act 2020 plans to make it easier for premises serving food and drink such as bars, restaurants and pubs, as lockdown restrictions are lifted but social distancing guidelines remain in place to seat and serve customers outdoors through temporary changes to planning procedures and alcohol licensing. 

The measures included in the Act modify provisions in the Licensing Act 2003 to provide automatic extensions to the terms of on-sales alcohol licences to allow for off-sales.  It will be a temporary measure to boost the economy, with provisions lasting until the end of September 2021. 

Please click here to view to the Council's Pavement Licensing Guidance document for further information on the application process, the Local and National conditions, and details of how an application is determined.

To download the Pavement Licence Application Form Click here.

To download Barrow Borough Council's Standard Pavement Licence Conditions click here.

Application forms and supporting documents should be sent by email to 

Payment can be made online here - please select Other Payments/Licences/Street Trading, or by telephone 01229 876543.

You can view the list of Pavement Licence Applications open to consultation here

If you wish to make representation regarding any of the applications, please email within the consultation period.