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Trading in the city centre inner zone

The city centre inner zone has fixed pitches designated by the City Centre Management. There are currently 11 designated pitches.

The aim of the scheme is to raise the profile of street trading in the city centre in terms of the appearance and management of the pitches as well as to provide a platform for business development in the heart of the city.

How to apply for the city centre 

Apply for city centre inner zone street trading consent Apply for city centre inner zone street trading consent

You can apply online using our city centre street trading application form. You must pay your first month's fee with the application and upload any supporting documents.

Planning permission

Planning permission for the city centre inner zone is arranged by council officers.

Consultation process

All applications received will be considered relevant to the conditions laid out in the application pack and that the first months fees or full fee for the term applied for has been enclosed with the application.

In order to minimise the delay to applicants, a period of 28 days consultation will commence at this point after which the applications will be scrutinised by our Street Trading Allocation Panel before being offered to individual traders. This process will pay particular attention to the design and maintenance of the stall and the range and type of products / services being proposed.


City centre street trading fees City centre street trading fees

You must submit your first month's fee with any application or full payment for the term applied for. 

If you choose to pay just the first month's fee, a Direct Debit form must be completed and be submitted with your application form. The remainder of the fees will then be invoiced to be paid on or around the first of each month and paid by Direct Debit.

Tacit consent

It is in the public interest that we must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact City Centre Management by emailing or phone 01792 633090 during office hours.

Images and map of city centre street trading pitches

There are nine inner zone pitches. Images of each pitch as well as a map showing the location of all the pitches are available on this page.

Guidance for completing an application for street trading in Swansea city centre

The following guidance has been prepared to assist applicants to complete the application for street trading consent.

Fire safety risk assessment for street traders

A fire risk assessment is an organised and methodical look at your operation, the activities carried on there and the likelihood that a fire could start and cause harm to others.
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