Newham roads and footways

Pavement Licence (Tables and Chairs)

Pavement Licence Applications being considered

The below applications have been submitted to the council for consideration. Should you have any objections please contact 

Pavement Licence Application - Millers Well, 419 – 421, Barking Road, E6 2JX (PDF)

Pavement Licence Application - Abbeytap, 12-14 Broadway, Stratford, E15 4QS - 17th May 2024 (PDF) 

Pavement Licence Application - Goldengrove, 146 -148 The Grove, E15 1NS - 16th May 2024 (PDF) 

Pavement Licence Application - Streeties - 15 Shirley Street, E16 - 7th May 2024 (PDF)

Pavement Licence Application - Hamido Baklava, 443 - 445 Barking Road, E6 - 19th April 2024 (PDF)

Pavement Licence Application - Queens Head, 5 West Ham Lane, E15 - 12th March 2024 (PDF)

Pavement Licence Application form Cart & Horses, 1 Maryland Point, Stratford E15, 21 February 2024 (PDF)

Pavement Licence Application form - O21 bar and Grill 20 October 2023 (PDF)

Pavement Licence Application form - Millers Well PH, 19 September 2023 (PDF)

Pavement Licence Application form - Golden Grove, 18 September 2023 (PDF)

Pavement Licence Application - Giovannas 58 Woodgrange Road E7 - 27th July (PDF)

Pavement Licence Application - The Fox and Hounds, 178 Forest Lane E7 - 26th July (PDF)

Pavement Licence Application - The Fox and Hounds, 178 Forest Lane E7 - 26th July (PDF)

Pavement Licence Application - The Sportsman 78 - 102 Broadway Stratford E15 - 20th June 2023 (PDF)

Pavement Licence Application - The Milk Tree 34 Barking Road E16 - 7th March 2024 (PDF)

Pavement Licence Application - Nando's 1a Romford Road Stratford E15  - 13 March 2023 (PDF)

Pavement Licence Application - Cataleya Cakes, 129 High Street South E6, 11 January 2023 (PDF)

Please note you have seven days to write in from the date of the application.

Pavement Licences (formally Tables and Chairs Licence)   

Changes have recently been introduced to the Business and Planning Act 2020 under Section 229 and Schedule 22 of the Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023. The Regulations supporting these changes came into force on 31st March 2024. The changes remove the temporary nature of Pavement Licences making them a permanent licenced facility that can be used for outdoor dining. The measures are designed to help businesses across the local economy to significantly modify their operations, allowing the alfresco use of the street environment for the placing of tables and chairs at, street cafés, bars, and restaurants etc.  

The fast-track process for businesses to obtain permission, in the form of a “pavement licence”, continues. These are available from Newham Council for the placement of furniture such as tables and chairs on the pavement outside their premises which will enable applicants to maximise their capacity whilst adhering to other guidelines.

Application for pavement licence (PDF)

The new measures have increased the previous temporary capped application fee of £100 with a new fee of £500 for businesses. Under the changes businesses that have a pavement licence can renew the licence before expiry of the existing at a lower fee of £350. The determination period of 14-days remains, ensuring that businesses can obtain licences in a timely and cost effective manner. This fee is not refundable, should the licence be issued or not. 

A pavement licence may be granted by Newham Council, or deemed to have been granted,  allowing the licence-holder to place removable furniture over certain highways adjacent to the premises in relation to which the application was made, for certain purposes.

Business which are eligible are premises for the sale of food or drink for consumption (on or off the premises), and includes: public houses, cafes, bars, restaurants, snack bars, coffee shops, and ice cream parlours. The licence permits the business to use furniture placed on the highway to sell or serve food or drink and/or allow it to be used by people for consumption of food or drink supplied from, or in connection with the use of the premises.

Licences can only be granted in respect of highways listed in section 115A(1) Highways Act 1980.  Generally, these are footpaths restricted to pedestrians, or are roads and places to which vehicle access is restricted or prohibited. Other sensitive areas or areas containing utility apparatus may result in the application being rejected.

The furniture which may be used is:

  • Counters or stalls for selling or serving food or drink;
  • Tables, counters or shelves on which food or drink can be placed;
  • Chairs, benches or other forms of seating; and
  • Umbrellas, barriers, heaters and other articles used in connection with the outdoor consumption of food or drink.
  • This furniture is required to be removable, which means it is not a permanent fixed structure, and is able to be moved easily, and stored away of an evening.

Applicants will be advised of full terms and conditions of the Pavement Licence prior to the determination and issue.

Application for pavement licence (PDF)

To apply for a licence, and determination please email