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Static Unit Consents

Static Unit Consent

Static street trading consents are issued for a stall or vehicle which returns to one place every day or for regular  periods of time. The unit or stall must be removed each day at the end of the trading period.

A suitable pitch for a Static Unit Consent must meet the following criteria:

  • Be safe for other street users including traffic and pedestrians. Access roads on industrial estates, where heavy lorries manoeuvre, are generally unsuitable places for static units.
  • Be safe for customers using the street trading unit. Lay-bys on main roads must have good visibility to ensure the safety for traffic entering and leaving the trading site/lay-by. There should be suitable parking spaces for customer and trading vehicles.
  • Not cause any potential for obstruction, interference, inconvenience or nuisance to other street users including other traders, traffic and pedestrians.  Units in town centres must not impede the movement of pedestrians or delivery vehicles or block the frontage of shops or access to existing premises. Units should not cause loss of parking spaces to residents or businesses.
  • Not cause any potential for nuisance to residents and other businesses for example noise and/or smell. Locations close to residential properties are unlikely to be suitable due to the potential noise and smell nuisance to residents.
  • The goods being sold complement and do not conflict with the goods sold by other established retailers within vicinity.

A static street trading consent may be granted for any period not exceeding 12 months. 

Before applying for a Street Trading Consent you may wish to look through our list of locations that have previously been refused.

Making an application for a Static Consent

You should complete the application form and notice of intention and submit any supporting documents. There is a non refundable consultation fee that must be paid with the application. The consultation fee for a static consent is £174.

Documents required are:

  • Proof of eligibility of the applicant to work in the UK
  • Plan showing the proposed trading location with position of the unit(s) shown in red
  • Photograph of the trading unit
  • Written permission from a landowner if the street trading activity is to be carried out on any land owned privately.


On receipt of your application, documents and payment of the consultation fee, the Council will circulate the notice of intention to relevant authorities and agencies as well as with neighbouring residents and businesses. A period of 28 days is normally allowed for comments to be received before a decision can be made.

New Application and Notice of Intention

Guidance on Static Consents

If the decision is to grant the consent, you must provide the following documents and pay a consent fee before you can start trading.

  • Third party public liability insurance up to £5,000,000.
  • A Basic Criminal Disclosure check that is not more than 1 month old for the applicant and any person/s that will be assisting on a regular basis. Basic Criminal Disclosure checks can be obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Information can be found online at: or by calling 03000 200 190.  
  • One passport style photograph of the applicant and any person/s that will be assisting with the trading on a regular basis.

Long Term Consent Fees

Band 1: Sites considered to be prime sites and will normally include sites which are within or adjacent to established shopping areas.

Band 2: Are all other sites within the district


Static Traders Band 1 – Per Quarter


Static Traders Band 1 – Per Annum


Static Traders Band 2 – Per Quarter


Static Traders Band 2 – Per Annum


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