Shop sign draws criticism

Berwick Town Council has added its concerns to a retrospective planning application for illuminated signage at The Vapour Shop on Marygate.

Friday, 11th May 2018, 12:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 12:15 pm
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Coun Anne Forbes said: “I would object to illuminated signs in the town centre.”

Coun Karin Graham added: “There are residential areas above there too.”

The conservation officer at Northumberland County Council has also raised concern about the impact on the Grade II listed building.

Nigel Chandler, on behalf of the applicant, argues there are illuminated signs at Ponden Mill and Charlie’s nightclub but the conservation officer point out these are not listed buildings.

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The applicant also contends the sign is not strikingly visible from Golden Square or Castlegate.