Street trading in West Suffolk

Street trading is 'The selling, exposing or offering for sale any article, (including a living thing) in a street'. this includes ‘any road, footway, beach or other area to which the public have access without payment’. It will therefore include such areas as a car park of a public house to which the public have access without payment.

Street trading in a consent street in West Suffolk requires a person to hold a street trading consent. Consent is issued by the council.

For details of terms and conditions see: West Suffolk Council Street Trading and Vending Policy p12

Until a new West Suffolk Council policy is developed following consultation, differences remain in the requirements for street trading consents between the two predecessor areas of Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury.

In the Forest Heath area , all streets, except those listed as ‘prohibited streets’ are ‘consent streets’, where a permit is required in order to trade. In the St Edmundsbury area, there are no prohibited streets, and only a few ‘consent streets’. In all other areas, a permit is not required.

Consent may be subject to certain conditions.

Bury St Edmunds town centre consent streets

  • Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds
  • Station Hill, Bury St Edmunds

Brandon town centre

All streets are consent streets except in these prohibited streets where no street trading is allowed to take place:

  • Market Hill, Brandon
  • all council car parks

Haverhill consent streets

  • High Street, Haverhill
  • Hamlet Road, Haverhill
  • Camps Road, Haverhill
  • Queen Street, Haverhill

Mildenhall town centre

All streets are consent streets except in these prohibited streets where no street trading is allowed to take place:

  • Market Place, Mildenhall
  • all council car parks

Newmarket town centre

All streets are consent streets except in these prohibited streets where no street trading is allowed to take place:

  • Sun Lane, Newmarket
  • Wellington Street, Newmarket (from the junction with High Street for 68 metres)
  • Birdcage Walk, Newmarket
  • all council car parks

Rural areas, village centres and industrial estate roads

There are different classes of consents in:

  • rural areas
  • town/village centres
  • industrial estate roads

For more details see: West Suffolk Council Street Trading and Vending Policy p6-8

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Fees

At this time please contact licensing@westsuffolk.gov.uk for information on fees.

How long is my permit valid for?

Your permit is valid for as long as you continue to pay the fees.