Proposals to remove ‘eyesore’ Welwyn Garden City supermarket signs

A SUPERMARKET’S gigantic advertising signs, described as “eyesores” by residents, could finally be removed from a WGC neighbourhood.

Welwyn Hatfield Council is set to refuse a planning application submitted by discount chain Lidl, to retain two illuminated flagpole signs at its store in Moors Walk.

The five-metre signs bearing the German company’s logo have been a cause for complaint among Panshanger residents since they were first granted permission in 2005, saying the signs are unsightly and stay illuminated long after the time agreed by Lidl in its original consent.

But with the original three-year agreement long expired, the supermarket has had to re-apply for permission to keep the signage – with planning officers recommending the council turns down the application.

The application will be considered at a meeting of Welwyn Hatfield Council’s planning control committee tonight (Thursday) at Campus West.

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