Owner of seafront restaurant and cafe applies for outdoor-seating permission
John Senior has applied for the licences for two premises in Scarborough’s South Bay.
Mr Senior wishes to put tables and chairs outside of the Golden Grid restaurant and Princess Cafe at 4 and 15 Sandside respectively.
Both applications are now out to consultation.
The new government legislation, designed to promote economic recovery and growth in response to the coronavirus pandemic, has introduced an easier pavement licence application process for businesses that already serve food and drink.
Planning permission is also 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 council has recently granted licences to the Stumble Inn and Pickering’s Fish and Chips in Scarborough and Bramwell’s Tea Room in Filey.