Street trading consultation: 11-26 March 2024

[UPDATE 12/03/24: correction of a typo from 'Environmental Health Act' to Environmental Protection Act']

On 26 February 2024, the Licensing Committee approved a new draft of the Street Trading Policy for wider consultation. This draft was informed by the feedback provided during the public consultation on street trading which ran from 22 December 2022 to 20 January 2023.

A street trading policy is necessary in order to set out how we balance our requirement to maintain safe roads and to uphold environmental health laws with Councillors’ ambition to better meet the needs of current and prospective street traders and the large number of people who use these facilities.

The new draft policy reflects the wishes of Councillors to help businesses flourish by allowing them greater freedoms in some areas, whilst retaining controls that protect the wider community from statutory nuisances. Changes include the removal of the prohibition on the use of generators and an extension of the ability to provide licensable street trading across all of the islands, as well as exemptions for certain events, and for people selling homemade goods from their own properties.

As has always been the case, each street trading application must be evaluated for potential environmental and neighbourhood harm, taking into account the protections afforded to members of the public under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

How to respond to the consultation

The consultation on the new draft of the street trading policy runs from Monday 11 March until midnight on Tuesday 26 March 2024. To read the draft policy, click on the button below:


You can submit your views on this draft in either of the following ways:

  • email, including ‘street trading consultation’ in the subject line of your email
  • post a letter to the following address, to be received by the deadline:

‘Street trading consultation’
Licensing Department
Council of the Isles of Scilly
Town Hall
St Mary’s
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0LW

Privacy information

Privacy notice for street trading consultation, 11-26 March 2024
The data controller for this consultation is the Council of the Isles of Scilly.  Your personal information belongs to you, and you have certain rights under law. Please click here for our full corporate privacy notice.
The information you provide will not be used to contact you and will be anonymised for the purposes of the consultation results. 
We will store your information in a secure place within the UK until 72 hours after the close of the consultation.  
We will delete personal information (email) immediately after the policy feedback you provide has been extracted and recorded in a results report, this will happen no more than 72 hours after close of the consultation.
We will copy consultation feedback from letters and transfer into digital format, and then destroy your correspondence no more than 72 hours after close of the consultation.
We will not share your personal information further. 
By emailing us in response to this consultation, you give your consent to process the information as set out. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time up to close of consultation, please contact to request this.   

Publishing date: 
Monday, 11 March, 2024