Friday, February 23, 2007

Enforcement team asked to remove sign

Councilllors in Whickham have asked Gateshead Council’s enforcement team to start proceedings to remove a giant sign from the centre of the village.

McCarthy and Stone have had the sign advertising Chase Court next to the grass verge on Rectory Lane for four years. But planning permission for the sign ended in September last year.

“This is next to the conservation zone in the heart of Whickham where billboard advertising is not permitted,” said Councillor Peter Craig.

“With the apartments in Chase Court now sold, there can be no excuse for keeping the sign in place, especially now that permission for it to be there has finished.”
Photo: Councillor Peter Craig next to the sign he has asked to be removed on rectory Lane, Whickham.

No comments: