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Plans for new signs at Lichfield shop are rejected

TJ Hughes store in Lichfield

TJ Hughes store in Lichfield

A Lichfield store has seen plans to put up two new signs rejected by city decision-makers.

TJ Hughes had wanted to place the two hoardings on the Birmingham Road side of the shop.

However, Lichfield District Council’s planning chiefs have rejected the proposals for the vinyl-covered foam signs, claiming they would not be suitable for the character of city.

A decision notice said:

“The signs, by virtue of their design, size, materials, method of attachment and position, detract from the character and appearance of the building on which they are displayed, the wider street scene and the character of Lichfield City Conservation Area.”

Full details of the decision can be found on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.

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  1. Bob Clancey

    3rd November, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Petty decision.

  2. DQ

    3rd November, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    If you look at the proposed signs in the planning application, they are quite large, tacky and don’t really serve a purpose. I think it was the right decision. TJH need to have a re-think.

  3. Pez

    3rd November, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    They’re up at the moment, it was a retrospective application. They’ve served their purpose now anyway, as the work on the multi storey looks to be nearly complete and the area around TJs will look less like a building site!

  4. DQ

    4th November, 2010 at 8:38 am

    That makes sense Pez. I forgot about the car park construction.