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What does the law require?

The Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, Section 59 requires permission before placing tables
and chairs on a pavement or road.

What do I need to consider?

For more details on the conditions that apply click on the link.

How will you deal with my application?

Your application will be assigned to a relevant council officer. The application will be dealt with immediately and processed as longs as the relevant form is completed correctly.

When will a decision be made?

We aim to make a decision on your application within 28 calendar days. This assumes that your application is not contentious. Your application will take longer to process if it becomes contentious. If that is the case we will keep you informed of the revised timescale. 'Non-contentious' means any application which has not resulted in any objections or representations of a serious nature, and where is no conflict with council policy.

What happens if you don't make a decision within the target time?

'Tacit authorisation' does not apply because there is an overriding reason relating to the public safety. Therefore if you have still not received a decision after the target time has expired, your authorisation is not granted automatically. In such a situation, we will get in touch with you to let you know what happens next.

Please note that you must not carry on the activity for which you have applied for a licence unless or until you have been granted a licence.

What can I do if I'm not satisfied?

If you are unhappy with the way we have processed your application please contact us.

How does the Council handle objections and representations?

Find out more about objections and representations