All councillors receive notification of licence applications for licensing matters and one in the neighbouring ward of Shirley South caught my attention yesterday. It seems Green King Developments wish to have a pub in Cranbrook Way, which is off Highlands Road. The application is for a premises, reference no. PREM784/14, names the premises as the ‘Farmhouse Inn’.  I note that one of the units in Solihull Business Park is yet to be allocated so I presume it will be there – probably plot 1 (see link): solihull-business-park-brochure

I have posted below the issues involved if you wish to make any representations about the application. It must be borne in mid that there were a few licensed premises in the area a few years ago, with a night club and wine bar within a few yards of the cinema. I am surprised that anyone wishes to establish a pub in that location but presume the money people have done their homework.

Please feel free to make any comment here or email me on .

Entertainment and alcohol licensing representations

The Licensing Act 2003 is governed by four licensing objectives which are:

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm

If you believe that granting a licence or variation of a licence is likely to affect one or more of these objectives, you may, as an “interested party,” make a representation to the licensing department.

An interested party can be any one of the following:

  • a person living in the vicinity of the premises
  • a body (MP, solicitor, Councillor etc) representing persons who live in that vicinity
  • a person involved in a business in the vicinity of the premises
  • a body representing persons involved in these businesses

A representation must be submitted by email, or by writing to the following address:

Public Protection Manager – Licensing
SMBC Central
Moat Lane
B91 2LW


  1. hi Ken glad you are finding a new pub for us to go to when we have been working Hope you are keeping well David Ske

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