Milton Keynes Council Street Trading
The Milton Keynes Council regulates street trading under powers adopted from the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982. Streets are designated 'Consent Streets' and 'Prohibited Streets'.
Consent Streets allow trading with a valid consent permit, obtainable from the Council. Please review the list of Consent Streets and the street trading consent application form:
Consent Street application form
Street trading consent carries a fee of £252.00 for one hour of trading. Your application will be subject to a 21 day consultation period, then if granted you will be able to apply for further hours through the variation arrangements. For example if you wish to trade for 5 hours a day it will cost you £1,260 for the year:
Variation to Street Trading Consent application form
Please return completed application forms to:
Milton Keynes Council
1 Saxon Gate East
Central Milton Keynes
Prohibited Streets do not permit any street trading within 60m of the centre markings of the road:
Guidance notes are below:
Street Trading Leaflet
Street Trading Brief
What do the regulations say?
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982
Is the licence granted if you do not hear from the Licensing Authority? - (Tacit Consent)
No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within the target completion period of 56 days, please contact us
contact the following departments, agencies or land owner to ensure you have permission to trade on any particular piece of land:
- Highways - 01908 252700
- Estates - 01908 252353
- Parks Trust - 01908 255374
Any other street in Milton Keynes, will not be regulated under Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982. However you must ensure that you have the permission of the land owner.
You will also have to complete a Registration of a Food Business Establishment form:
Download the Registration Form
(PDF, 64KB), complete and return to the Environmental Health Department
Finally should you wish to trade after 11pm you will have to apply for a Premises Licence
. This would allow you to sell food at a particular location for a determined period of time. Please contact the licensing department should you require further details on this.