Scarborough restaurant Relish Kitchen & Coffee applies for outside seating

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A Scarborough restaurant has applied for permission to have outside seating in order to serve its customers.

Relish Kitchen and Coffee in Waterhouse Lane has made the request to Scarborough Borough Council for a pavement licence.

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

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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.

Relish Kitchen & Coffee on Waterhouse Lane.Relish Kitchen & Coffee on Waterhouse Lane.
Relish Kitchen & Coffee on Waterhouse Lane.

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 Relish application is out to consultation until May 4.