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Councillors object to planned signs for convenience store

Proposed signs for an intended new store in Aldwick have been strongly criticised.


The various signs have been put forward by One Stop Stores for the outlet it hopes to create in the former Ship Inn.


But Aldwick parish councillors have told Arun District Council, which will decide the plans, they believed the signs were inappropriate for the Aldwick Street building. Their clerk, Sue Batey, has told Arun: “Members strongly objected to this application on the grounds that the proposed signage is too big, too bright and out of keeping with the area of special character in which it sites and the Grade II-listed building which it borders.


“Members agreed the application does not meet the degree to which outdoor lighting can be powered by on-site renewable sources…”


The parish council had also decided, she said, the red and blue colours of the signs failed to conserve and enhance heritage assets as Arun required.


She added: “This is very relevant as the impact of the illuminated car park signage will have a very undesirable effect on the adjoining flint wall, which is part of the Grade-II neighbouring building.”

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