Charity shop disputes council’s order
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.”