Whitby rowing club granted pavement licence to serve food and drink outdoors

A Whitby rowing club has become the latest in the borough to get permission to start serving its patrons outside the premises.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 2:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 2:50 pm

The Whitby Fishermans Amateur Rowing Club in the town’s Fish Pier has been granted a pavement licence by Scarborough Council

The application, from Devon Howard, stated 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.

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The licence application was granted on Monday. (Photo: Google)

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 approved the application on Monday.