Two more Scarborough businesses been given green light for pavement licences
Two more businesses in the Scarborough borough have been granted a pavement licence to allow customers to enjoy an al fresco meal and a drink.
Alena’s Kitchen in North Marine Road has been granted a licence by Scarborough Council to allow it to continue to have outside seating to the front of its cafe restaurant.
Creams has also been successful in applying for the same permission at its Kepwick House premises in Peasholm Gap.
The government legislation brought in last year, designed to promote economic recovery and growth in response to the coronavirus pandemic, 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.