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Latest News

Applications open for Pavement Licensing

Solihull Council is now taking online applications for pavement licences from premises such as bars, restaurants and cafes – and applications can also be viewed online with the option to make a comment.


The new pavement licence process follows the passing of The Business and Planning Act 2020 last month which aims to promote economic recovery and growth in response to the economic impacts of Covid-19.


The Act includes provisions which are designed to make it easier for premises in England to serve food and drink to customers outdoors – while social distancing measures remain in place - through temporary changes to planning procedures and alcohol licensing.


In response to the Act the Council has adopted a policy on pavement licensing and is accepting applications for the new pavement licences online.


For further information about pavement licences – including information about the policy, how to apply for a licence and how to view and make comments on applications – see:




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