Critics attack Cotswold District Council planning committee's decision to leave signs on Lechlade Cotswold Volunteers charity shop

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: These signs on a Lechlade charity shop are allowed to stay where they are, despite the shop being a listed building These signs on a Lechlade charity shop are allowed to stay where they are, despite the shop being a listed building

COUNCILLORS have said it would be wrong to take enforcement action against a Lechlade charity shop that placed signs on a listed building without permission.

At the most recent Cotswold District Council planning committee meeting, councillors debated whether enforcement action should be taken over the unauthorised Cotswold Council for Voluntary Services signs at its shop in Burford Street.

Although the colourful signs require Listed Building consent, councillors said they did not do any harm to the character of the area.

A local resident had complained and CDC councillor for Lechlade Sandra Carter said she was disappointed with the planning committee’s decision.

“I think the signs are an eyesore. It is a Conservation Area so they shouldn’t be such ghastly colours,” she said.

“I’m a bit surprised the charity shop actually went against the locals. I’m still hoping the shop will consider taking the signs down anyway.”

What do you think about the signs? Leave your comments below.

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3:41pm Sat 19 Apr 14

MR DOBBY says...

ONE RULE FOR ONE AND DIFFERANT RULES FOR OTHERS, THATS WHT CDC MAKE SO MANY MISTAKES.
ONE RULE FOR ONE AND DIFFERANT RULES FOR OTHERS, THATS WHT CDC MAKE SO MANY MISTAKES. MR DOBBY
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7:47pm Sun 20 Apr 14

walterparkgate says...

Lowers the tone don't cha know, Charity shop wallahs, don't need their sort here eh what. Lechlade upon Thames don't cha know.not bally Cirencester,
Lowers the tone don't cha know, Charity shop wallahs, don't need their sort here eh what. Lechlade upon Thames don't cha know.not bally Cirencester, walterparkgate
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