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Street Trading Controls

Street trading controls cover the whole of Blaby District. If you wish to trade in the District you will require a Street Trading Consent before the start of business. It is an offence to trade without proper consent.

Street trading is the selling, exposing or offering for sale of any article (including a living thing) in any street. Street means any road, footway or another area to which the public have access without payment.

It also covers any part of a street, including all roads, footways and areas open as a matter of fact to the public without payment within the distance of 30 metres from the centre of those streets which are part of the public highway.

All streets in this district are designated as consent streets. You will, therefore, need to apply for a Street Trading Consent before your business starts trading. No trading can take place on consent streets unless a permit has been granted, and then only by any conditions attached.

You do not need a Street Trading Consent if you are:

  • Trading as a Pedlar under licence issued by a Police Authority
  • A market trader operating at a licensed market venue
  • A news vendor selling only newspapers and periodicals

Please read the Street Trading Policy below for full details.


Please read the Street Trading Policy and Street Trading Guidance before making an application (downloadable below).

Please return the form to us for the attention of the Licensing Department as well as all supporting documents along with the correct fee.


Street Trading Consent (Full Year – 12 months)  £390.00

Your application

We will send copies of the application to Leicestershire County Council Highways, Leicestershire Police, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, our Environmental Health department, relevant Parish Councils and District Councillor(s) to request their comments.

We will assess the application and comments received about the potential impact on public health, public safety and protection of the environment.

Last updated 5 June 2024
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