Licensing policy consultations

Street trading and markets policy

During the last 18 months our area has seen a lot of change.

In response to these changes we have drafted a new street trading and markets policy and we are seeking your views on the proposals.

We feel it is important to consult as wide as possible to ensure that everyone involved has an opportunity to comment.

The consultation is open from 13 September until 25 October.

We will not accept any comments after 25 October.

See our draft street trading and markets policy 2021 [pdf] 657KBfor more information.

Use our online form to make comments about our draft policy. We will not accept comments by post or by email.

The draft policy outlines:

  • opportunities for street trading and markets within our district
  • the applications process
  • conditions applicable to street trading consents (bespoke conditions will apply to markets)

Potential consent holders should refer to the appendices of the draft policy as these give the specifications for mobile units and pitches. We have written these following informal consultations with our key partners.

Our draft policy gives details on:

  • compliance and enforcement matters
  • safeguarding
  • goods restricted from sale or provision
  • how street trading overlaps with other areas including planning and pavement licencing

Prohibited streets

Section 3.5 lists prohibited streets and we would like to hear from people living and working in our area who think we should add further streets to this list. No street trading can take place in a prohibited street at any time, reasons for this may be due to nuisance or obstruction issues.

Transitional provisions

Existing consent holders should review section 15.

For more information please contact the licensing team or 01903 737755.