Policy Street trading policy and application guidance

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2. What is Street Trading?

Within this document the following definitions apply:

Street Trading:

Means the selling or exposing or offering for sale of any article (including a living thing) in any street. From this definition, any person offering purely a service e.g. a shoeshine (where there are no tangible goods such as a picture or sketch) will not be subject to the street trading legislation.

Street Includes:

  1. Any road, footway, beach or other area to which the public have access without payment.

  2. A service area as defined in section 329 of the Highways Act 1980,

and also includes any part of a street.

Consent Street:

Means a street in which street trading is prohibited without the consent of East Devon District Council.


Means a consent to trade on a street by East Devon District Council.

Consent Holder:

Means the person or company to whom the consent to trade on a street has been granted by East Devon District Council.

Authorised Officer:

Means an officer employed by East Devon District Council and authorised by the Council to act in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982