Issue details

Pavement café licence update

Purpose of Report: to detail a revised pavement café licensing guidance to Executive for approval, following the completion of a review of the current licensing guidance, as approved by Executive on 28 July 2022. If approved, the new ‘City of York Guidance and Conditions for Pavement Cafes’ will be used to review licence applications submitted in December 2022 by businesses wanting to renew their licences for January 2023 (under the Business and Planning Act 2020).

The Executive will be asked to approve the revised pavement café licensing guidance.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/10/2022

Decision due: 22/11/22 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, Executive Member for Transport

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Helene Vergereau, Traffic and Highway Development Manager email:;

Consultation process

An independent access specialist has been commissioned to review the existing guidance on behalf of City of York Council. The review will take account of the feedback received from a panel recruited by the independent access specialist to inform the review. Business representatives will also be consulted on recommendations from the independent review.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: EIA will be considered as part of the report.


Agenda items


  • Pavement café licence update  


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