Scarborough's Firk Inn applies for outdoor seating permission
The Firk Inn in Falsgrave has followed the Lord Rosebery and Pomodoro Pizzeria in applying for a pavement licence.
In the application, from Adrian Crick, it states that seating would be put out the front of the bar to serve food and drink to customers.
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.
Businesses who already have a street café licence issued by North Yorkshire County Council will not be required to apply for a new pavement licence.
The closing date for the Firk Inn application is Friday August 14. It can be viewed at https://www.scarborough.gov.uk/firk-inn-notice-application-0A message from the editor
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