Shop blinds and awnings

Whilst the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 requires shop blinds to be a minimum height 'in every part' of 8 feet (2.4m) above the ground. Norfolk County Council regards this requirement as being too restrictive.

As long as the shop blind is at least six foot six inches (1.98m) above the ground and there are no other visibility or safety issues from its being there, we normally takes no action to enforce this section of the Act.

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