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Pavement licences

The Business and Planning Act 2020 came into effect on 22 July 2020 and contains provisions relating to Pavement Licences aimed at streamlining the route for eligible businesses such as cafés, restaurants and coffee shops etc to apply for licences to place furniture on the highway.

Licences can only be granted in respect of highways listed in section 115A(1) Highways Act 1980. Generally, these are footpaths restricted to pedestrians or are roads and places to which vehicle access is restricted or prohibited.

Full guidance is available here at GOV.UK  

Before you apply

Please read through the guidance notes, which can be found at the end of the application form, before completing.


The fee is £100. 

The application must be submitted via email to and cannot be accepted via post or hand delivered. 

The fee must be paid via our website the same date as submitting the application. Please note the fee is non-refundable should your application be refused. 

The site notice must be completed and displayed by you on the day the application is submitted via email.

Pay for a licence 

You can pay for your licence online here:

Pay for a pavement licence 

Pending pavement licence applications 


Address of Premises

Details of Application 

Last date for Representations

Pure Peach Ltd

The Embankment Hotel, 6 The Embankment, Bedford, MK40 3PD

Pavement Licence application for 4 tables, 16 chairs, 5 barriers, 6 poles. To seat 16 persons.

For use Monday – Friday 06:30 – 21:00, Saturday – Sunday 07:00 – 21:00

23 August 2021

Star Café Bedford Limited

14 Allhallows, Bedford, MK40 1LT

Pavement Licence application for 6 tables, 22 chairs, 9 barriers, 11 poles, one gazebo / tent. To seat 22 persons.

For use Monday – Saturday 07:00 – 18:00, Sunday 08:00 – 15:30

26 August 2021

Bedford Café Latte Limited trading as Bedford Café 

49 Midland Road, Bedford, MK40 1PW

Pavement Licence application for 4 tables, 16 chairs, 5 barriers, one gazebo with 4 x double leg weights. To seat 16 persons. For use Monday – Sunday 07:00 – 22:00

07 September 2021

Brewhouse and Kitchen Ltd  

115 High Street, Bedford, MK40 1NU

Pavement Licence application for  5 tables, 20 chairs, 6 planters to be used as barriers. To seat 20 persons. For use Monday – Sunday 09:30 – 22:00

30 September 2021

Costa Limited   

Costa Coffee, 20 Silver Street, Bedford. MK40 1SU

Pavement Licence application for 8 tables, 19 chairs, and 6 barriers. To seat 19 persons. For use Monday – Saturday 07:00 – 18:30, Sunday 08:30 to 17:30

11 October 2021

Costa Limited   

Costa Coffee, 33 Midland Road, Bedford. MK40 1PW 

Pavement Licence application for 11 tables, 22 chairs, and 5 barriers. To seat 22 persons. For use Monday – Saturday 07:00 – 18:00, Sunday 09:00 to 17:00

22 October 2021

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