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Licensing of Pavement Cafés Act (Northern Ireland) 2014

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Suspension of licence

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15.—(1) A council may at any time suspend a pavement café licence if it is satisfied—

(a)that all or any part of the public area where the licence permits the placing of temporary furniture for use for the consumption of food or drink has become, or is going to become, temporarily unsuitable for that purpose; or

(b)that placing such furniture on, or on a particular part of, that area for use for the consumption of food or drink supplied in or from the premises specified in the licence would, temporarily, be likely to result in undue interference or inconvenience to persons or vehicles in the vicinity or in disorder.

(2) A council may also suspend a pavement café licence at any time (as an alternative to revoking it) if it is satisfied that any of the grounds set out in section 14(1)(c) to (e) is met.

(3) While a pavement café licence is suspended the licence is to be treated for all purposes (and, in particular, for the purposes of section 2(2)) as not being a valid pavement café licence.

(4) But subsection (3) does not apply for the purposes of—

(a)the provisions of this Act relating to the surrender, renewal or variation of pavement café licences;

(b)any requirement in section 12 to give notice to licence holders;

(c)section 22 (powers of entry and inspection).

(5) Subsection (2) of section 14 applies for the purposes of subsection (1)(a) and (b) above as it applies for the purposes of subsection (1)(a) and (b) of that section.

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