Charity shop disputes council’s order

Children’s charity Barnado’s has appealed against an order to remove a sign from its shop in Leamington.
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Barnado's charity shop appealing against an enforcement notice issued by Warwick District Council ordering its Leamington shop to take down a sign as it had been put up without listed building consent.MHLC-12-03-13 Barnados appeal Mar52
Barnado's charity shop appealing against an enforcement notice issued by Warwick District Council ordering its Leamington shop to take down a sign as it had been put up without listed building consent.
MHLC-12-03-13 Barnados appeal Mar52 Barnado's charity shop appealing against an enforcement notice issued by Warwick District Council ordering its Leamington shop to take down a sign as it had been put up without listed building consent.

Warwick District Council ordered the charity shop in Victoria Terrace to take down a green logo displayed in the front window because it had been put up without listed building consent.

A statement from the council said that the shop, a grade II listed building, is “prominently located within the Leamington Spa conservation area in close proximity to other listed buildings, including the majority of the terrace in which it is located”.

The council said that the size and design of the chosen logo “detracts from the elegant simplicity and character of this listed Regency terrace and fails to preserve or enhance the character or appearance of the Leamington Spa conservation area”.

A spokeswoman for Barnardo’s said: “We have appealed against the council’s enforcement notice and await the planning inspectorate’s ruling. In the meantime we have removed the sign.”