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Guide Guidance for obtaining a street trading consent

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2. Consultation on applications

The council will consult for a period up to 21 days to allow for comments to be received before a street trading consent can be granted.

Statutory organisations

  • The Highways Authority (Devon County Council)
  • Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service (DSFR) where appropriate
  • The Council’s Environmental, Commercial and Environment Protection Teams

Non-statutory bodies / persons

  • The relevant Ward Members
  • The appropriate Parish or Town Council
  • Neighbouring residents / businesses

Applications for the grant of a first time commercial street trading consent should give a minimum of 60 days notice to the council to allow for the consultation process. For a temporary market a minimum of 30 days is required from the date of receipt. Where possible 21 days will be given for responses to be received.

In the case of established markets any consultation process will be based on the individual merits of the application and may not be carried out at all for some events. 

Comments relevant to the granting of a street trading consent from any of the consultees, will be considered and taken into account when making any decision and standard conditions will be considered and may be attached to the consent.

A number of factors will be considered and although streets are designated as consent streets, not all types of street trading would be permitted at any location as certain types of street trading would be unacceptable. Some locations may be considered dangerous.