Pavement Licences

The Business and Planning Act 2020 allows Pavement licences to be granted by local Councils.

Pavement licences enable food and drink businesses to put removable furniture on the pavement adjacent to their premises in order to sell or serve food and drink, or for people to sit at to consume food and drink. To ensure you aware of your responsibilities as an applicant for a pavement licence please see Icon for pdf Pavement Licensing Policy [385.92KB] and guidance.

To apply for a licence please submit the application form along with the correct supporting documents, please read and complete this application carefully as incorrect or incomplete forms will be rejected. A fee of £100 is payable, payment must be by debit or credit card, please contact the licensing section on 01932 425711 to make payment prior to submitting you application.

Icon for worddocuments Pavement Licence Application Form [33.22KB]

Please submit your applications by email and send them to Once you submit your application there is a statutory 5 working consultation period, we consult with the following -Runnymede Borough Council Economic Development, The Highways Agency, Runnymede Borough Council Environmental Health Service (including Environmental Control and Food and Safety Teams), Runnymede Borough Council Planning, Surrey Fire & Rescue Service, Surrey Police, the appropriate Local Ward Councillor(s). Following consultation the Council have 5 working days to determine the application.