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Licensing of Pavement Cafés Act (Northern Ireland) 2014

Section 5: Form, duration etc of licence

Section 5(1) gives a power to the Department to make regulations setting out the form of a pavement café licence. The licence must specify the holder of the licence and the premises to which it relates and be accompanied by a plan showing the location and dimensions of the pavement café area.

Section 5(3) provides a council with a degree of discretion to vary the area of the proposed pavement café. Section 5(4) allows a council to licence one or more public areas, if proposed in the application.

Section 5(5) gives a council the discretion to decide how long it wants a licence to remain valid. A council can also decide whether licences should all terminate (and hence fall for renewal) on a common date.

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