Tuesday 31 January 2023
Select a region

Feedback wanted on future al fresco plans

Feedback wanted on future al fresco plans

Tuesday 11 October 2022

Feedback wanted on future al fresco plans

Tuesday 11 October 2022

Less than two weeks remain to have your say on new al fresco zones and their associated permit conditions.

The States agreed to simplify and expedite the al fresco application process earlier this year, following an amendment ordinance from the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure.

Businesses which operate within designated ‘al fresco zones’ will no longer have to apply to the Royal Court for permits, and instead approach Traffic & Highway Services.  

This new process should make the permit process quicker, easier, and less expensive for applicants, according to E&I. 

Initial zones have been designated throughout Town and The Bridge which have previously hosted al fresco areas or have been determined as suitable for future expansion. Suggestions can also be made through the consultation for areas which have not already been designated by the Committee for al fresco zones, and these will be occasionally reviewed in future. 


Pictured: The zones designated by E&I in St. Peter Port. 

Those looking to establish outside seating on a public highway that is not within these zones will still need to gain permission from the Royal Court. 

The permit conditions include maintaining reasonable access for pedestrians and traffic, emergency exits from buildings, visual impact and design, and controls on signage and advertising.

Following the conclusion of this consultation, the feedback received will be reviewed by the Committee.

Representations can be made online or in writing to E&I until Monday 24 October.


Pictured: A large area on and around The Bridge has been zoned. 


Al fresco applications could be simplified

Al fresco on the High Street

Trailblazer brings al fresco dining to the Bridge

Sign up to newsletter



Once your comment has been submitted, it won’t appear immediately. There is no need to submit it more than once. Comments are published at the discretion of Bailiwick Publishing, and will include your username.

There are no comments for this article.

To place a comment please login

You have landed on the Bailiwick Express website, however it appears you are based in . Would you like to stay on the site, or visit the site?