Our current Street Trading Policy was published in 2014. Many things have changed over the last four years so we want to review the policy to ensure that street trading continues to deliver our stated ambitions, or indeed test that these are still appropriate. We would also like to take this opportunity to explore the future, especially with respect to the development of markets that have the potential to increase the vibrancy of our streets, towns and city, supporting local businesses whilst adding choice and diversity for residents and visitors.
Why are we consulting?
We would like to engage with street traders, residents, businesses and other key stakeholders to ensure that this revision is comprehensive and supportive of local strategies.
What happens next:
Please read the Proposed Policy and accompanying Conditions and Guidance before submitting your responses. Please note that there are no changes intended to the conditions and guidance, but you may like to refer to them when considering the proposed policy.
You can then click on the ‘Respond Online’ button below to give us your views before the proposed policy is published.
The consultation will run from 11 April to 6 June inclusive.
At the end of the 8 week period all responses will be considered and a final version of the policy will be discussed and adopted by the Council’s Cabinet after it has been considered by the Licensing Committee.