Conditions Relating to Consent Application (General)
1. The permission does not relieve the Applicant of their duties to comply with any other enactment.
2. The holder of the permission shall indemnify and keep indemnified Renfrewshire Council against all actions, claims, demands,
costs, charges, damages, losses and expenses of whatsoever kind or nature which may be brought or made against or incurred by
the Council in respect of the negligence, omission or default of the holder of the permission or those for whom the holder of the
permission is responsible arising in respect of any operation authorised by the permission unless due to the negligence or other
breach of legal duty on the part of the Council or of any person for whom the Council are responsible.
3. Any damage caused to the road during the event will require to be made good, at the expense of the permit holder, to the
satisfaction of the Head of Roads.
Conditions Relating to Consent Application (Street Markets)
1. Permission to use any part of the adopted road, including the footway, for a street market is granted by the issue of a
permit by the Council as the Roads Authority under Section 59 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984. Stalls placed on any
part of the adopted road or footway without permission constitute an obstruction and the Council will take enforcement
action in such cases.
2. The granting of permission under Section 59 of the Act only relates to occupation of the road and applicants will need to
ensure that they obtain all other necessary permits and permissions, eg planning consent. The granting of other
relevant permits/consents should not be taken as an indication that occupation of the road will be permitted.
3. Siting of markets will be considered on footways, carriageways and other areas where there is public access. The area
to be occupied by the street market must be clearly defined at the time of application and this area must not be exceeded
at any time except with the prior written consent of the Council. The minimum width of unobstructed space between the
carriageway and the market must be maintained at no less than 1.8m. On streets with high pedestrian usage, and in
pedestrianised areas, the minimum width will be greater. Each application will be judged on its merits and the
unobstructed space will be set according to the street type and frequency of pedestrian usage.
4. Stalls, merchandise and associated structures must be placed so as not to obstruct access to existing premises.
5. All stalls and associated structures must include a low level kick board or similar which can be detected by the visually
impaired using a stick and merchandise must not be placed in a manner that would cause a hazard or obstruction to the
disabled or visually impaired. All stalls, merchandise and associated structures must be removed from the area promptly
after trading hours.
6. It is a condition of consent that applicants agree to the removal, at short notice, of any or all stalls, merchandise and
associated structures at any time that they are requested to so do by the Council, any Statutory Undertaker or by the
emergency services. Applicants should also note that consent may be suspended by the Council at any time to allow for
street works or for any other competent reason.
7. Permission for a regularly recurring street market will normally be granted for a 12 month period to allow the Council to
monitor the operation of the facility and to ensure that these guidelines and conditions are being adhered to. Applicants
should reapply on an annual basis confirming that the area to be occupied has not changed. Applicants for all markets
will be required to provide proof of indemnification against all claims, injuries or accidents with cover up to £5 million for
any one event prior to placement of any stalls, merchandise or associated structures on the footway, carriageway or
public space and this proof should also be provided with any application to renew.
8. The completed application form should be submitted to Renfrewshire Council which is the Roads Authority for the
location of the proposed street market. Contact details for can be found on Renfrewshire Council’s Website.