Street Trading Consent - Applying for a Licence

 Street Trading Consent - Applying for a Licence
Licence Summary

If you trade in the street you may require a street trading consent.

 

Applications should be made in writing (including by electronic means) to your local council, or the local council for the area you wish to trade.

 

You must provide specific information, including details of the street you wish to trade on and the days and times you wish to trade.

 

You will also be required to provide two photographs of yourself.

 

You must comply with any conditions attached to a licence.

Eligibility Criteria

You must be over 17 years of age to hold a licence. Licences will be refused if any of the following grounds exist:

 

  • there isn't enough space in the street you wish to trade in, without causing interference or inconvenience to street users
  • you wish to trade for less days than any minimum required trading days
  • you are unsuitable to hold a licence do to any previous convictions or for other reasons
  • you have previously failed to pay fees due under another street trading licence or have failed to use a previous street trading licence
Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application Evaluation Process

Under certain circumstances if certain grounds for refusal exist the council may still award a licence but for fewer days than require, or to allow trade in certain items.

 

The council will either grant the application or serve a notice on you within a reasonable time.

 

The notice will be served if the council intend to refuse the application, grant it on different terms than those applied for, confine trading to a particular place in a street, vary conditions of a licence or revoke a licence. Applicants should refer to the councils Street Trading Operating Policy and Licensing Fees structure.

 

The notice will detail the grounds for their decision and state that within seven days of the notice you can request in writing the opportunity to make representations.

Will Tacit Approval apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Apply online

Apply to become a street trader via gov.uk 

Failed Application Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

 

If you wish to appeal a decision of the council you may appeal to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days of the date you were notified of the decision.

 

You may appeal the decision of a Magistrates' Court to the local Crown Court.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

 

If you wish to appeal a decision of the council you may appeal to the local Magistrates' Court within 21 days of the date you were notified of the decision.

 

You may appeal the decision of a Magistrates' Court to the local Crown Court.

Other Redress

E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade Associations

None

Please Note  - Torfaen County Borough Council (The Council) is under a duty to protect the public funds which it administers and to this end may use the information you provide within Torfaen County Borough Council for the prevention and detection of fraud. The Council may also share this information with other bodies administering or in receipt of public funds solely for these purposes. For further information, visit the  National Fraud Initiative  area of the website.

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Licensing Team

Tel: 01633 647284

Email: licensing@torfaen.gov.uk

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