Street Trading Licence/ Consent
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If you trade in the street you may require a street trading
consent. Currently this is not the case in Malvern Hills
Applications should be made in writing (including by electronic
means) to the district council for the area you wish to
Where consent is required, you must provide specific
information, including details of the street you wish to trade on
and the days and times you wish to trade.
Street trading means the sale of goods or articles, including
food, from persons on foot or from vehicles or stalls in the
street. Non-chartered markets are included.
Although the Law allows councils to adopt
provisions for both street trading licences and street trading
consents, we only deal with consents. This allows us
to foster trade and commerce in the District whilst retaining
control by the giving or withholding of consent. There are no
"licensed pitches" and there is nothing to stop more than one
consent being given for one road.
There is no right of appeal against refusal by a Council to
grant a street trading consent.
You must be over 17 years of age to hold a consent.
Consents will be refused if any of the following grounds
- there isn't enough space in the street you wish to trade in,
without causing interference or inconvenience to street users
- 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
- there are established traders in the locality selling similar
Read the legislation controlling street trading
We will consult with the relevant town or parish council and the
Police and Highways department before deciding whether or not to
allow you to trade.
We will take into account the following
matters when reaching our decision:
- Responses from Consultees (relevant town or parish council and
the Police and Highways department and other interested
- The proposed siting and design of the street trading
vehicle/stall etc and whether it enhances the vitality of the
shopping area within the immediate vicinity.
- Any potential obstruction to the free flow of pedestrians or of
vehicles in the street, with special regard for the visually
- Road safety, either arising from the siting of the street
trading vehicle/ stall or as a result of customers visiting or
leaving the vicinity, including existing traffic orders and waiting
- The nature of the proposed goods to be traded and whether this
will create conflict with the trade of adjacent, established
- Whether the proposed siting of the street trading vehicle/stall
etc obstructs the frontage of adjacent established shops.
- The numbers, distribution and location of existing street
- The likelihood of excessive noise, odour and litter being
- Whether the proposal would conflict with any other policies of
| Will Tacit Consent
Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your
application is granted if you have not heard from us within 90
If you have not heard from us within ten days, please contact
us. You can do this
online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use
the contact details below.
This service is not currently supported.
|Apply by Post
||There are currently no application fees nor form.
|Failed Application Redress
Please contact us.
|Licence Holder Redress
Please contact us.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the
first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the
form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if
you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice will
give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
Anyone suffering nuisance due to noise, smells or similar
because of a commercial premises should contract the Worcestershire
Hub phone number 01684 862151
Worcestershire Regulatory Services
Malvern Hills District Council, The Council House
Avenue Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3AF DX: 17608
Customer Contact Centre 01527 881395
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (please
start the subject heading with MHDC enquiry)