Pavement Cafes Licence
Licensing of Pavement Cafés Act (NI) 2014
The Licensing of Pavement Cafés Act (NI) 2014 is new legislation which comes into operation with effect from 1 October 2016. The licensing scheme will allow café owners, restaurants, pubs or other premises selling food or drink to apply to Council for a pavement café licence.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council promote the use of Pavement cafés within the district area and encourage business owners to apply for a licence.
However while the provision of street cafés are encouraged, it is important that they are properly administered and managed to ensure that they meet the high standards expected in our towns. They should not obstruct the footway or create a hazard for pedestrians especially for blind, partially sighted and other disabled people or cause noise disturbance or other nuisance to residents or neighbouring businesses. They should also be attractive areas to sit in.
Guidance notes for applicants wishing to obtain further information are currently available below.
The Council shall charge a reasonable fee for a Pavement Café Licence. The proposed fees are currently available to view below.
Representations in relation to the proposed fees may be made in writing to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Licensing Section, Regulatory and Technical Services Department, O’Hagan House, Monaghan Row, Newry, BT35 8DJ, Tel: 0300 013 2233.
Closing Date: Wednesday 5 October 2016 at 5pm.Back