Pavement licences | Pavement licences | Oldham Council

The Planning and Building Act 2020 has introduced a temporary licensing system for the provision of furniture on the highway for:

  • Use as a public house, wine bar or other drinking establishment; or
  • Other use for the sale of food or drink for consumption on or off the premises

To apply for such a licence please complete the application form below. Please read the guidance notes carefully.

The fee for the application is £50 which must be paid online

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Miscellaneous payments (FPNs, Licensing, Planning)


Licencing from the drop down list

And then

Miscellaneous licence fees from the drop down list

Site notice

A site notice should then be displayed on the premises for a period of 7 days beginning the day after the application is submitted.

An application has to be determined within 7 days following the closing date for objections by the Council. Any licence granted cannot last longer than the 30 September 2021 and the licence conditions must be complied with.

Submitted applications

How to object

All applications are subject to a 5 working day objection period whereby members of the public may make representation against the application.

Within in the application details there is a “last date for objections”, should you wish to object to any application, please ensure you email your representation to on or before the date specified. Any objections received after that time will not be counted.