East Devon District Council

Cookies information

eastdevon.gov.uk uses cookies to make the site simpler. Find out more about the cookies we use.

Policy Street trading policy and application guidance

Show all parts of this policy

5. Stage 3 - site assessment

  1. Officers will assess the suitability of the site for the street trading activity to occur.
  2. Street trading consents from static locations will generally not be granted where;
    • A significant effect on road safety would arise either from the sitting of the trading activity itself, or from customers visiting or leaving the site, or
    • Where there are concerns over the recorded level of personal injury accidents in the locality where the street trading activity will be sited, or
    • There is a conflict with Traffic Orders such as waiting restrictions, or
    • The site or pitch obstructs either pedestrian or vehicular access, or traffic flows, or places pedestrians in danger when in use for street trading purposes, or
    • The trading unit obstructs the safe passage of users of the footway or carriageway, or
    • The pitch interferes with sight lines for any road users such as at road junctions, or pedestrian crossing facilities, or
    • The site does not allow the consent holder, staff and customers to park in a safe manner, or
    • The street trading activity is carried out after dusk and the site is not adequately lit to allow safe access and egress from the site for both customers and staff.
    • The siting and operation of any stall, barrow etc. operated by a consent holder or people employed by them shall be such that it does not cause any problems of highway safety, obstruction to users of the highway, or conflict with the requirement of emergency vehicles
    • Street trading requests for certain areas of Exmouth Seafront may not be considered suitable, due to health and safety and highway issues. Commercial consents for the sale of hot or cold food, including ice cream or food sales from vans/trailers/units, are generally considered unsuitable due to highway and parking restrictions, heavy pedestrian use and health and safety reasons. Each application will be considered on its own merit.
  3. In certain circumstances and for larger events or markets, it may be necessary for a road closure order to be obtained to mitigate risks to safety.