Street trading licences
Application for a street trading consent under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982
On 1 March 2022, we adopted a Street Trading Policy [PDF, 0.2MB] which covers all streets (except the A11 and A14, and any area of land which is in the ownership and control of the County, District or Parish Council) in the District.
The policy refers to a person wanting to sell any produce or article in a consent street, including the following examples:
- Food vans
- Ice cream vans
- Flower sellers
- Vans selling bread, cakes, vegetables, for example
There are a few activities excluded from the scope of the regime, and these include trading at a fair, fete or similar one-day community event. Full details can be found within the policy.
There are 2 types of Consent, Standard Consent and Consented Premises.
(i) Static Street Consent
Where the operator is trading at a fixed pitch for more than 4-and-a-half hours in a 24-hour period.
(ii) Mobile Street Consent
Where the trader wishes to move from place to place. In order to meet the criteria for mobile consent, whilst a trader may have consent for multiple sites, they must not trade in one location for more than 4-and-a-half hours at a time, and must not return to the same site on the same day. (The 4-and-a-half hour period excludes setting up and clear up time.)
(iii) Layby Traders
Where the operator is trading fixed hours in 1 location throughout the week.
Please note the Parish of Bar Hill has a blanket ban on street trading, so please ensure you have contacted the Parish for an exception to this rule before submitting an application.
In addition, trading from the Green, Northstowe falls under the control of Northstowe Foodies.
These are areas that are privately owned, operated and managed to which the public have access without payment, these include, but are not limited to; car parks and other areas attached to public houses or village halls. This consent is issued to a premise to enable a single location to be used by different consented premises traders on an ad-hoc basis. This applies to private landowners or occupiers, such as public house car parks, who wish to host traders to complement their primary business. This consent may be suitable for pop-up food traders and also non-food items, such as Christmas trees.
Consented Premises Trader
Where trading may take place at consented premises only in the District.
Any individual wishing to trade in these areas must be registered as a consented premises trader. Once issued, the consent will enable the trader to trade at any consented premises within the South Cambridgeshire District.
If you wish to trade as a standard consent trader and a consented premises trader, both permissions must be obtained.
Application FormsThe Policy will explain what is required, and the conditions that will be attached to any consent that may be granted.
The below list is regularly updated as and when new premises are approved.