Licence summary

To place tables and chairs, other temporary furniture or other objects on the highway in England and Wales you require a licence from your local authority.

Conditions may be attached and a fee may be payable.

Permission for items such as cranes, skips, scaffolding, Highways Occupation and Highways Projection are available from Gloucestershire County Council. Please refer to their website for details.

Eligibility criteria

Frontage and walkway consent may have to be obtained first.

Regulation summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application evaluation process

All representations received must be considered.

Any other relevant authorities must be consulted.

Consents must not be unreasonably withheld.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.


Apply for a licence to place objects on the highway

Failed application redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

An appointed arbitrator will determine if consent has been unreasonably withheld.

Licence holder redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

An appointed arbitrator will judge if there is disagreement as to conditions attached.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK citizens advice consumer service will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European consumer centre.

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