Apply for a pavement café licence

You will require a Highway Amenity (Pavement Cafe) Licence if you intend setting up a cafe, bar or restaurant on a public pavement in the Borough of Swindon. You do not require a licence if you intend to set up the facility on private land - i.e. not a designated highway.

To apply, you will require the following:

  • Planning Permission
  • A copy of a certificate of Public Liability Insurance for £5 million.

Apply for a Pavement Cafe Licence online

Alternatively, download and complete a Pavement Cafe Licence Application Form (PDF)

The fee depends on the size of the area being used and the period:

Band  Area

 Annual Fee
(1 May-30 April)

 Seasonal Fee
(1 April-30 Sept)
 1  Up to 10 sq metres  £700  £348
 2  10-20 sq metres  £1370  £724
 3  Over 20 sq metres  £2039  £1058

The licence must be renewed every year.

There is a special annual fee of £100 for charities, regardless of the area involved.

There are additional charges for Patio Heaters.

Pay for a Highway Amenity Licence online

Last updated: 23 November 2015. Was this information helpful?

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