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Street trading consent guidance notes

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

Section A - General Policy On Street Trading

  1.  Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council have adopted the relevant provisions of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 in order to control street trading and potential problems of nuisance etc. associated with street trading.
  2. The streets designated Consent Streets require permission of Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council before any trading in such streets can take place
  3. .Each application will be decided on its own merits taking into account representation from the applicant 
  4. Each application must be submitted by the person wishing to trade, on the Council's application form and accompanied by the appropriate fee before consideration can be given to it.
  5. For practical purposes, a distinction has been drawn between day time and night time trading.
  6.  In respect of the High Street, Stockton-On-Tees, specific considerations apply as out lined in Section E below.

Section B - Factors To Be Considered

In considering an application for a Street Trading Consent the following matters will be taken into consideration:-

(i) The location from which the applicant wished to trade

(ii) The articles which the applicant proposes to sell

(iii) The times/dates/period for which the applicant proposes to trade

(iv) Whether application is sought for a "special occasion" (see section E)

(v)  Any other relevant circumstances

Section C - Day Time Consents

The following will apply to all daytime consents:-

(i)  Trading is only permitted between 4.00am and 7.00pm

(ii) The type of stall to be used for trading, e.g. van, stall, barrow, will be specified in the consent

(iii)  The Maximum size for a stall/barrow shall be 3m x 4m

(iv) The location (s) from which trading can take place will identified in the consent

(v) Trading off the floor shall be prohibited

Please Note special provisions apply to Stockton High Street - See Section E

Section D - Night Time Consents

The following will apply to all night-time consents:-

(i) Trading is only permitted between 7.00pm and 4.00am

(ii)  Consents will only usually be granted to hot food traders, although each application will be considered on its merits to see if there are exceptional circumstances warranting departure from the policy

(iii)  The type of stall to be used for trading e.g. van, barrow etc. will be specified in the consent

(iv) The location(s) from which trading can take place will be identified

Please Note special provisions apply to Stockton High Street - See Section E

Section E - Special Provisions Relating To Stockton High Street

It is the general policy of the Council to limit Street Trading Consents granted in Stockton High Street as follows:-

(i) Day Time Trading -  2 Consents on non-market days

(ii)  Night Time Trading -  2 Consents on any day

(iii) Although all applications will be considered on their merits and examined to see if there are any exceptional circumstances warranting a departure from the policy

(iv)  Further Consents may be granted for special occasions

(v) Special Occasions shall be occasions determined as such by the Council's Licensing Committee

 

List of Consent Streets

Stockton

  • Bishop Street
  • Calverts Lane
  • Knowles Street

 

Road nameDescription

Church Road

From its junction with High street to the roundabout junction with Maritime Road/Riverside Road

Dovecot Street

From its junction with High Street to its junction with Prince Regent Street

High Street

From its junction with Yarm Lane northwards to its junction with Bishopton Lane

Yarm Lane

From its junction with West Row eastwards to its junction with the High Street

 

Norton

Road nameDescription
High Street

From its junction with Norton Road to The Green including Harland Place

 

Yarm

Road nameDescription
High Street

From its junction with Bridge Street to its junctin with Bentley Wynd

 

Thornaby

Road nameDescription
Town Centre

Including St Peter's square

 

Billingham

  • East Precinct
  • Queensway Precinct
  • Town Square
     

 

List of Prohibited Streets

  • Albert Road, Stockton    
  • Mill Street, Norton    
  • The Square, Stockton
  • Blue Post Yard, Stockton    
  • Moreland Avenue, Billingham    
  • Theatre Yard, Stockton
  • Bridge Road, Stockton    
  • Nelson Terrace, Stockton    
  • Thistle Green, Stockton
  • Calverts Square, Stockton  
  • North Street, Stockton    
  • Tower Street, Stockton
  • Central Street, Yarm    
  • Park Terrace, Thornaby    
  • Union Square, Stockton
  • Cross Street, Norton  
  • Prince Regent Street, Stockton    
  • Victoria Yard, Stockton
  • East Street    
  • Ramsgate, Stockton    
  • Wellington Street, Stockton
  • Exchange Yard, Stockton    
  • Regent Street, Stockton    
  • West Back Bridge Road, Stockton
  • Finkle Street, Stockton    
  • Ropery Street, Stockton    
  • West Row, Stockton
  • Green Dragon Yard, Stockton    
  • Rothberry Street, Billingham    
  • West Street, Yarm
  • Hambletonian Yard, Stockton  
  • Ship Inn Yard, Stockton  
  • Wharf Street, Stockton
  • Holly Street, Norton    
  • Silver Street, Stockton    
  • Yarm Street, Stockton
  • John Street, Stockton  
  • Smith Street, Stockton    
  • Little Brown Street, Stockton    
  • South Back Yarm Lane    
  • Middle Street, Stockton    
  • South Street, Stillington    

Stockton

Road nameDescription

Yarm Lane

From its junction with West Row to its junction with Hartington Road

Bishopton Lane

From its junction with Norton Road to its junction with John Street

Church Road

Other than from its junction with High street to the roundabout junction with Maritime road/Riverside Road

 

Norton

  • Alleys of Norton Highstreet
Road nameDescription

Access to Safeway Car Park

Off Norton High Street

Norton Avenue

From its junction with Norton Road to the junction of Grassholm Road

Norton Road

From its junction with Stockton High Street to its junction with Billingham Road

South Road

Up to junction with Bancroft Gardens

 

 Yarm

  •  Atlas Wynd
  • Bentley Wynd
  • Mill Wynd
Road nameDescription

Bridge Street

To viaduct

High Church Wynd

To viaduct

Leven Road

Up to junction with Balder Road

 

Thornaby

  • Allensway
Road nameDescription

Mitchell Avenue

From junction of Baysdale Road to Trenchard Avenue

Trenchard Avenue

Up to junction with Tedder Avenue

 

Billingham

Road nameDescription

Queensway

From junction of Roseberry Road to junction of Rothbury Street

Service Yard

To rear of Town Square and Queensway

The Causeway

Up to junction with Kingsway