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Street Trading Market Consents

Market street trading consents are issued to markets that do not operate under a Market Charter or Order. A market consent will cover a number of stalls. 

The market must meet the criteria set below.

  • It has a nominated organiser.
  • It has the approval of the local town or parish council and the chamber of trade.
  • It adds value to the town’s trade through the provision of specialist products.
  • It does not operate in detriment to the local community.
  • If the application is made by an organisation, they must nominate a named individual who will be responsible for managing use of the consent.

Application Requirements

  • Market Consent Application Form
  • Plan showing the trading location for all stalls shown in red
  • Photographs of types of stalls (if appropriate)
  • Proof of eligibility to work (National Insurance Details)  for the event organiser 
  • Documentary evidence of the landowners permission (where necessary) to trade from their land
  • Market Management Plan
  • Payment of non refundable consultation fee - contact the Licensing Team to pay the fee. Please see fees page for all street trading fees.

There will be a 28 day consultation which will include the Town or Parish Council and local residents. 
If the location is deemed suitable following consultation the additional are required:

  • Third party public liability insurance of £10,000,000
  • A DBS basic criminal check for the nominated named individual
  • The consent fee  - contact the Licensing Team to pay the fee. Please see fee page.
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