Lidl sign is out of place

SIR – I was not surprised to see an article on Reminders for homeowners (WHT, June 11). Like, I suspect, many WGC residents, I can remember the deeds for my house explicitly forbidding the placement of advertising signs outside the house. I believe, if

SIR - I was not surprised to see an article on Reminders for homeowners (WHT, June 11). Like, I suspect, many WGC residents, I can remember the deeds for my house explicitly forbidding the placement of advertising signs outside the house. I believe, if memory serves, that this included for-sale signs being restricted in size.

Having lived in WGC for 30 years I have come across the requirement for approval on other changes which affect the protection of the Garden City ethos such as removal of trees. I believe that these measures have helped maintain a Garden City environment which is pleasant.

So I was surprised to see, stuck at the end of the road on Moors Walk, a whacking great Lidl sign apparently contravening the aforementioned restrictions.

Do the same rules not apply to businesses in the city? As if the controversy about the changes to the car park is not enough we are now subjected to inappropriately placed large ugly signs which are not in keeping with a residential area in a Garden City.


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If this is a sign of the times will we be further subjected to a large yellow 'M' (McDonald's golden Arch) or other such eyesores?

Ray Smith, Hardings, WGC.

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Editor's note: Planning permission was needed for the Lidl signs on Moors Walk. Permission was applied for and the application was approved. Have your say, email whtimes@archant.co.uk

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