Towering refusal for Brigg business advertising display

The tower which planners say contains unsympathetic advertising EMN-140412-131322001
The tower which planners say contains unsympathetic advertising EMN-140412-131322001

A Brigg business has vowed to fight tooth and nail against North Lincolnshire planners, who they say have been totally unsympathetic to their advertising needs.

Brigg Office Supplies submitted an application in September to retain three advertising signs on their premises in Old Courts Road.

Directors Mireille West and Jenny Ellis fully expected their application to be approved and were dismayed to hear the planning authority had turned it down.

The reason given was two advertisements on the tower of their building, the former library, provided a visually prominent and discordant feature, out of keeping with the character and appearance of the conservation area and resulted in unnecessary clutter to the principal elevation of the shop unit.

Planners claimed that if the advertisements remained they would continue to dominate views into the conservation area, to the detriment of its character and appearance.

Mireille West told the Mail: “We want people to know where we are, the signs are not looking to destroy the appearance of the buildings. This is all very petty and could really interfere with the viability of our business.”

The company say they have spoken to North Lincolnshire Councillor Rob Waltham and he had assured them he would take up their case with planning officers.