Outdoor seating areas

Purpose of the consultation

What is this consultation about?


Anyone wishing to place outdoor seating facilities on the public highway such as (but not exclusive to) chairs, tables, barriers, signboards, menu boards, parasols and associated structures, must first seek approval by applying for an Outdoor Seating Licence. This replaces any previously agreed café or pavement licences that may have been issued.


As part of the application process (and in response to the current COVID-19 crisis) the Government’s ‘Business and Planning Bill’ stipulates that those wishing to place outdoor seating on the highway must display a notice for 5 working days which forms a part of a 10 day consultation period. This allows members of the public to voice their support or concerns in relation to placing outdoor seating in the locations specified.


Which premises have applied for an outdoor seating licence?


Name of Business Premises


Brief description

Start date of 10 working day consultation

World Peace Café & Buddha Land Buddhist Centre

Lawkholme Crescent, Keighley, BD21 3NR

To be located at either side of the main entrance using aluminium/wood tables and chairs


Plonk Bar

27 North Parade, Bradford, BD1 3JL

3 tables and 12 chairs to be placed on the frontage of the premises



24 North Parade, Bradford, BD1 3HT

6 single tables with 2 chairs per table located outside the venue (double frontage) for food and drink


Peacock Bar

25 North Parade, Bradford, BD1 3JL

4 benches to the rear with barriers and parasols, 4 chairs to the front with barriers


La Stazione

3 Station Road, Ilkley, LS29 8HF

Extend the area of their current outdoor seating beyond the unadopted section on to the adopted highway (up to the raised beds) in order to allow for social distancing but keep the same number of tables


Pizza Express

Unit 4, The Broadway, Hall Ings, Bradford, BD1 1JR

Renewal licence with 10 single tables grouped as 5 pods and 20 chairs as per existing layout


Arlo Coffee House

70 Main Street, Burley-in-Wharfedale, LS29 7DF

4 single tables and 8 chairs



31-33 Brook Street, Ilkley, LS29 8AG

X3 tables and x12 chairs sited upon artificial grass in front of the business on Brook Street surrounded by café style barriers




How do I comment on a potential seating area?


If you want to make a comment in relation to a potential outdoor seating area can do so in writing by emailing If you do not have access email please call the Council's switchboard on 01274 432111 and ask for the Highway Enforcement Team. This must be within 5 working days of the business displaying the notice. Representations received after the 5 working day period will not be accepted.


Any representations made will be considered by the Council as part of the overall application when deciding whether or not a licence can be granted, this will be with 10 working days of the application being submitted.

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