We are proposing to make updates to laws about footpath trading in order to reflect the new Council framework.
A new Visual Footpath Trading and Awnings Policy is being developed to provide a more interpretive and realistic perspective on footpath trading.
Use of the term ‘Footpath Trading Code’
Replace with ‘Footpath Trading and Awnings Policy’
This would ensure the law reflects the correct policy name.
The policy surrounding footpath trading and awnings will give consideration to allow semi-fixed barriers and umbrellas.
Existing fixed furniture is permitted within designated footpath trading areas (although this is currently not an option for new applications).
Consideration will be given to allowing semi-fixed barriers and umbrellas for new and existing footpath trading areas.
This would ensure traders have the opportunity to take full advantage of Council’s Footpath Trading and Awnings Policy.