Street Trading Consent

Street Trading - Designation of Consent Streets Schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

Breckland Council decided to amend existing street trading controls by designating all streets in its area as 'Consent Streets' as of 1 March 2013.

A Consent Street is a street in which street trading can only take place if the consent of the local authority has first been obtained.

Street Trading is defined as the selling or exposing or offering for sale of any article (including a living thing) in a street. For the purposes of this requirement the term 'street' means any road, footway, beach or other area to which the public have access without payment.

Anyone who wishes to operate as a street trader in Breckland will be required to hold a valid Street Trading Consent.

It is an offence to operate as a street trader without this prior approval.

Details of the scheme and those activities affected areavailable on our Street Trading Guidance and Conditions page.

How to apply

Before completing the form make sure you have all the supporting documentation ready - applications without all supporting documents will not be accepted

  • Proof of insurance (Vehicle/Public Liability)
  • Photograph of unit/mobile (grant or new unit)
  • Proof of landowner's permission (if applicable)
  • Current Gas Safety certificate (if applicable)
  • Evidence of food hygiene training (if applicable)
Licensable activityFee

Street Trading Consent - New - 1 Year Licence


Street Trading Consent - Renewal


Copy of consent plate (if lost or stolen)


Change of name (marriage/divorce/deed poll)


Change of Address


Change of name of business


Street Trading Consent - Community Event in public place (maximum 48 hours)

Street Trading Consent - Temporary Event (up to 7 days)


Apply online for Street Trading Consent (new or renewal)

When completing our online form a card payment is required. We accept most major debit cards and credit cards.

If you don't wish to apply online, you can complete and submit theStreet Trading Consent application form and above documents by email ( or post and we will contact you to take payment once we have received a fully completed application. 

Please email the Licensing team ( if you have any questions with the application form.

Where a charity intends to undertake fundraising activities that involve the sale of goods from a stall located in any road, footway, or other area to which the public have access without payment then Street Collection provisions may apply. In this case a combined Street Collection permit would be applicable. No fee is payable.Find out how to apply for a Street Collection.

Please remember that anyone intending to sell food may also need to register with the local authority where the vehicle, trailer or stall is usually parked overnight.Read further details on how to register a food business.

If you require further information or are unsure if you need a licence, please contact us using ouronline general enquiry form.

Last updated: 01/04/2023 00:01:03