Street Cafes on the Highway in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Street Cafe Application Guidance Notes

  • Street Cafe Application Guidance Notes

Street cafés are a fashionable part of town centre life in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, adding to the colour and atmosphere and offering a popular service for residents and visitors alike. The pedestrianised areas in particular lend themselves to eating and drinking al fresco in the warmer weather and the Council is keen to encourage good quality, properly designed street cafés which will contribute to the relaxing and sociable mood of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Street cafés on the Highway are licensed by the Royal Borough, as the local Highway Authority, under Section 115e of the Highways Act 1980 to ensure that they are properly set up, licensed and operated such that they benefit the business, enhance the local area and do not cause a problem for other users of the street. Three factors are taken into account when considering an application

  • The amount of space your cafe will remove from the public highway.
  • How your proposed cafe will look when it is up and running.
  • The effect your cafe will have on local residents, workers and shoppers and visitor.

Full Guidance notes are available at the top of this page.

Currently there are two types of application on offer for a Street Café Licence:

  • New Application and,
  • Renewal Application

A New Application Form should be completed if this is the first time you have applied for a licence for the premises in question or if a considerable time has elapsed since the premises last had a Street Café licence.

If you wish to make A New Application click here: New Application.

Please note that licences are non transferable; if the premises change hands a new application will be required. The Admin fee for a New Application is £450

A Renewal Application Form should be completed if your current Street Café licence is due to expire and you wish to continue operating the café where neither the applicant, the area size (in m2) nor the number of items enclosed within it has changed.

Please note that licences are non transferable; if the premises change hands a new application will be required.

The Admin fee for a Renewal Application is £100

If you wish to make A Renewal Application click here: Renewal Application


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Modified: 2014-06-04
Published: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:03:47
Author: Jennifer Brown
Editor: Andrew.Scott
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