Scarborough's Greensmith & Thackwray cafe wants to put seating on pavement

A Scarborough town centre cafe has applied for permission to allow its customers to sit outside to enjoy their coffees.

The cafe has applied to put seating on the pavement.

North Room Ltd has submitted the pavement licence request to Scarborough Council for Greensmith & Thackwray in St Nicholas Street.

The application states: “The application is for outdoor seating to the front of the premises for [the] serving of food and drink, Monday to Sunday [from] 9am until 6pm.”

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.

Greensmith and Thackwray, in St Nicholas Street

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.

The application is out to consultation until Friday April 23.

For more information visit the application on the council website HERE.