Scarborough restaurant Relish Kitchen & Coffee's outside seating application granted

A Scarborough restaurant has been granted permission to have outside seating in order to serve its customers.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 2:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th May 2021, 2:44 pm
Relish Kitchen & Coffee on Waterhouse Lane.

Scarborough Council has approved a request from Relish Kitchen & Coffee in Waterhouse Lane for a pavement licence following a public consultation.

The application from Jennifer Whitelaw stated: “Outdoor seating to the front of the premises for [the] serving of food and drink, Monday-Sunday [from] 9.30am to 3pm.”

Pavement licences were made easier to get by government legislation brought in last year, designed to promote economic recovery and growth in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Planning permission is temporarily waived for pavement licences and the process is sped up to limit the waiting times for those applying.

The aim of the legislation is to help protect hospitality businesses and give them the opportunity to maximise their income potential whilst social distancing measures remain in place.

As part of the decision-making process, Scarborough Council consults with its own environmental health team, the highways authority, North Yorkshire Police and the public.