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Policy Street trading policy and application guidance

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3. Stage 1 - submission of the application

  1. You will need to submit the following documents and fees with the application:
    1. A completed and signed street trading application.
    2. The relevant full fee payable (see Section on Fees).
    3. 2 copies of a map of the trading site. The map should clearly identify the proposed site position by marking the site boundary with a red line. The map should include the nearest residential and commercial properties to the trading site. Applications for mobile trading consents (i.e. fish and chip vans) must provide specific routes they wish to trade from.
    4. A clear passport photograph of the applicant (and every other person assisting) and one colour photograph showing the stall, vehicle, barrow which is to be used from the front back and sides.
    5. An original copy of the certificate of insurance that covers the street trading activity for third party and public liability risks up to a maximum of £5,000,000.
    6. Proof of Right to Work (Immigration Act 2016).
    7. Copy of food hygiene certificate from relevant Local Authority (to include which authority).
    8. Written permission from the owner of the land where the street trading is to be carried out on land which is not a public highway. Permissions given by leaseholders to use land for street trading purposes will only be accepted where the terms of the lease permits the type of street trading activity being applied for.
    9. A recent Gas Safety Inspection Certificate for any gas appliances used as part of the business. Generators may not be used or permitted at some locations. Where use of a generator is sought at a trading site the application will require details of the noise rating, the fuel type and the storage arrangements.
  2. An application for a street trading consent will not be considered where permission of the landowner for the proposed trading site to carry out street trading has not been provided, for whatever reason.
  3. Any organiser of any event where there is to be a number of traders (e.g. farmers markets or car boot sales) may apply for one block consent for each market or event held. However the full fee is payable at the time of application. The market or event organiser in receipt of a block consent will become responsible for all the individual trading activities as well the collection and payment of any fees they wish to pass on.