Outdoor Dining Consultation

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In April, to help support local bars and restaurants do business amid the Covid-19 crisis, the council created a range of outdoor dining spaces.

These spaces were created by suspending the use of parking bays or closing a road to provide extra safe space for businesses to serve their customers and follow the social distancing measures required at the time. They are different to permanent spaces outside businesses, which are permitted all year round with a pavement licence.

In some locations, outdoor dining areas have become popular visitor destinations. But this success has, in some places, caused a rise in

In April, to help support local bars and restaurants do business amid the Covid-19 crisis, the council created a range of outdoor dining spaces.

These spaces were created by suspending the use of parking bays or closing a road to provide extra safe space for businesses to serve their customers and follow the social distancing measures required at the time. They are different to permanent spaces outside businesses, which are permitted all year round with a pavement licence.

In some locations, outdoor dining areas have become popular visitor destinations. But this success has, in some places, caused a rise in complaints of noise and anti-social behaviour.

We want to hear your views on the future of outdoor dining spaces and whether you think they would be a good addition to the local high street. Please help us and have your say by completing the questions below.

Page last updated: 18 October 2021, 16:19