Press release from the government:
More pubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to serve customers outdoors in plans announced by the government today (25 June 2020).
The government will simplify and reduce the costs of the licensing process for outdoor seating and stalls, making it easier for people to safely drink and dine outside.
Proposed planning freedoms will mean that outdoor markets, pop-up car-boot sales or summer fairs will not need a planning application, which will transform the way people shop and socialise.
Pubs and restaurants will be able to use car parks and terraces as dining and drinking areas, using their existing seating licenses.