Scarborough McDonald's granted licence for outside seating in town centre
Burger fans in Scarborough will be able to sit outside and enjoy their favourite fast food when lockdown restrictions are eased from Monday.
McDonald’s in Huntriss Row has been granted permission by Scarborough Council to continue to have outside seating in front of its restaurant.
The pavement licence application has gone through a public consultation and has now been given the green light.
From Monday next week, restaurants in England will once again be allowed to serve customers who are seated outside as the next lifting of Covid-19 restrictions takes place.
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.