Covid 19 - City of Edinburgh Council - external area use extension

20 Sep

Maybe as a result of the recent warm weather but more likely due to the continued high rates of transmission of Covid 19 in the central Scottish belt The City of Edinburgh Council is to allow its restaurants to keep their temporary outdoor dining spaces for a further month, until Sunday, 31 October.

The council has waived fees and charges for the structures until the end of the year but depending on the location of the outdoor dining space a road occupation permit may be needed.

Council leader Adam McVey said: “Unfortunately, we’re all still very much living through the effects of this pandemic. Our local pubs, cafes and restaurants have had an extremely tough 18 months, and so and it’s important we continue to do everything we can to support our local businesses as they begin to recover with many restrictions now no longer in place. This needs to be balanced with local needs…"

After the 31st October a formal application will be required with fees and charges falling due.

Law correct at the date of publication.
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