Licensing Committee - Tuesday, 16th July, 2024 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: Hannah Cretney, Democratic Services Officer  Email:

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Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from any members of the Committee.



Minutes of previous Licensing Sub-Committee Meetings pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To agree the minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committees meetings held on:


·       Tuesday, 21 May 2024

·       Monday, 10 June 2024


Minutes are created by attending officers from Democratic Services, and unless members have specific knowledge of any inaccuracies, Members of this Committee can approve minutes of previous meetings where they may not have attended.

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Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.




Disclosure of Interests

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) they may have in relation to any item(s) of business on today’s agenda.


London Local Authorities Act 1990 - Application for Street Designation Order pdf icon PDF 106 KB

The Committee is asked to determine whether to designate the site detailed at Appendix A to this report for the purposes of street trading and if designated to then determine whether to grant a street trading licence to the site.

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Pavement Licensing - The Business and Planning Act 2020, The Levelling Up and Regeneration Act 2023 pdf icon PDF 136 KB

This Report provides background to the request that the Committee delegate authority to the Corporate Director, Sustainable Communities, Regeneration & Economic Recovery to do all things necessary to implement and operate the permanent pavement licensing arrangements under The Business and Planning Act 2020 (as amended). It also recommends that the Committee set the duration of a pavement licence at one year and that the Committee sets the fee for an application for a new pavement licence at £500 and the fee for an application to renew a pavement licence at £350.


Members will recall that the temporary Pavement Licensing regime introduced under the Business and Planning Act 2020 was in force, following three extensions, until September 2024. However, the Government made amendments to the 2020 Act via The Levelling Up and Regeneration Act 2023 which has made the pavement licensing provisions permanent. This report details the permanent provisions.


In summary, the permanent provisions have an increased standard fee cap for both new and renewal licence applications, slightly increased consultation and determination periods relative to the temporary regime, a longer potential maximum duration of licenses and provides local authorities with new enforcement powers, including to remove unlicensed furniture.



Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:


“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”


Part B