Decision details

Provision of Pavement Cafes

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Transport and Capital Projects

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To provide pavement cafes, road closures are required.
To focus on Coniscliffe Road, Blackwellgate and Skinnergate with road closures in place for Coniscliffe Road, bollard to stay up on Blackwellgate, and managed closure of Skinnergate with traffic access only.
Closure will be 4.30pm-10.30pm Thursday-Sunday with pavement cafes 5-10pm.

Financial/staffing/health & safety (incl virus transmission risks)/service delivery impacts/other risks and impacts considered:
Road closures are to allow pavement cafes to be set up safely in the road to allow businesses to trade safely within guidelines.

Equality Impacts:
Consultation was carried out with Darlington Association on Disability (DAD) and in line with pavement café licence policy.


Agreed to close roads from 6 August 2020 until end of September/early October 2020, weather dependent.

Reason: To allow businesses in the area to trade safely.

Alternative options considered:

Not to allow trading outdoors.

Publication date: 24/11/2020

Date of decision: 24/07/2020