Looking forward to that pint or glass of wine soon?
With the likely imminent reopening of pubs and restaurants and the need for social distancing measures between customers and staff, it's likely that the operational areas will be significantly reduced. Many businesses are therefore looking to utilise outdoor and highway space wherever possible.
Any temporary furniture placed on the pavement in England and Wales requires a licence from the local authority. This temporary placement period ranges from roughly six months to three years.
DHA is actively assisting clients including Greene King and Stonegate Pub Company Limited with licence applications and are working with Planning and Highway Authorities across the UK to facilitate swift and safe reopening in the coming weeks, so we can all enjoy a well-deserved socially distance drink.