Explanatory Memorandum

Licensing of Pavement Cafés Act (Northern Ireland) 2014

2014 CHAPTER 9

12 May 2014

Commentary on Sections

Section 8: Variation of section 6(3) conditions or of area covered by licence

Section 8 allows the holder of a pavement café licence to apply to the council for a variation of either the conditions of a licence or the area covered by the licence. The variation procedure is broadly similar to that for new applications. However, a council will not be obliged to consult the statutory authorities mentioned in Section 4(4).

Section 8(4) sets out the options available to a council when considering an application for a variation of licence conditions. Section 8(5) deals with variation of an area. Section 8(9) limits the extent to which an area may be varied.