Scarborough pizzeria Pomodoro applies for permission to put tables and chairs on the pavement

Another Scarborough business has applied for permission to put tables and chairs outside its premises in order to maximise the number of customers it can serve during the pandemic.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Friday, 7th August 2020, 7:30 am

Pomodoro Pizzeria in Newborough has followed the Lord Rosebery in looking to secure a pavement licence to expand its reach.

In its application to Scarborough Council, the restaurant states it would use the seating from noon until 9pm seven days a week and would have “12 chairs, six tables, parasols and barriers” stretching for 15 feet in front of the building.

The Government recently made it easier for businesses to secure licences to serve people outside in order to maintain social distancing.

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Pomodoro, in Newborough

The Business and Planning Act 2020 was passed to promote economic recovery and growth in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Scarborough Borough Council’s website states: “The act creates a simpler process for businesses who already serve food and drink to increase their seating capacity and maximise income potential.

“Bars, restaurants, cafés and pubs may apply to temporarily increase their seating capacity to serve customers outdoors.

“This new process is a quicker and easier route for businesses to obtain a licence to place furniture on the highway.”

The new rules allow for a shorter consultation period and all applications must then be determined within 14 days.

The closing date for Pomodoro’s application is August 13.


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