Scarborough restaurant Pomodoro gets go-ahead for outdoor seating

People will now be able to enjoy their pizza and pasta outside at a popular Scarborough restaurant.

Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 10:31 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 10:32 am
Pomodoro in Scarborough

Pomodoro Pizzeria in Newborough has secured a pavement licence to expand its reach.

In its application to Scarborough Council, the restaurant stated 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 council has now approved the plans.

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

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.

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