I guess this is as good a place to start this blog as any. Today we have received the go ahead from the Bournemouth Council Planning department, this grants us to use what was an A1 (retail) premises into an A3 (catering) premises. So that basically means there is nothing left to wait on and the lease is now complete. The estate agent has wished us the best of luck, the solicitor is happy and the landlord can’t wait to hand over the keys! Exciting times!