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Battle of the hot dog stand ends in victory for locals

A GROUP of Solihull residents are celebrating after winning their battle to stop a hot dog stand being set up near their homes.

A GROUP of Solihull residents are celebrating after winning their battle to stop a hot dog stand being set up near their homes.

Householders in Henley Crescent, Rowlands Crescent and Lode Lane were up in arms when they heard of the proposal and raised a petition against it.

Local councillors Sheila Pittaway and Peter Hogarth supported their cause and after hearing the objections, Solihull Council’s licensing committee threw out the plan at its meeting on Monday.

A Solihull couple had applied for permission to site a catering van on a slip road in Lode Lane - close to Lode Heath School - to sell fast food six days a week from 6am to 3pm.

But locals, led by Glenys Brown, of Lode Lane, insisted a residential area, near a busy road junction, was not the right location for a mobile takeaway. As well as a petition with nearly 200 names on it, the council received 17 letters of objection.

 

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