Council queries signs approval for town pub

New signage at the White Horse pub in the Brigg conservation area that was questioned by Brigg Town Council EMN-150323-181143001

New signage at the White Horse pub in the Brigg conservation area that was questioned by Brigg Town Council EMN-150323-181143001

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Do you take any notice of us? That was the question from Brigg Town Mayor when the issue of signage at the White Horse arose.

The business is now owned by national chain Wetherspoons and the Town Council had expressed concerns over the signage, which they felt was not in line with the general policy understood for a conservation area.

Consequently, at the recent meeting of the town council, the Mayor, Coun Edward Arnott, asked North Lincolnshire Councillor Rob Waltham for clarification.

“Why did North Lincolnshire go against the recommendations of this Town Council and also its own planning officers on this?”

“By a majority vote the councillors approved it,” replied Coun Waltham.

“It is the planning committee at North Lincolnshire that makes the final decision.

“For my part, I think the application had merit and was as good as you could get from that site.”

Concern from nearby residents over parking issues at the White Horse, which opened in January and has proved hugely popular, have now been resolved satisfactorily for all concerned, according to Coun Waltham.