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Southwell Town Council support plans for new sign at The Wheatsheaf pub

An application for new signs on a pub have been supported by a council.

Southwell Town Council’s planning committee made no objection to an application made by the Stonegate group for a new sign on a town centre pub at its meeting yesterday (Wednesday, February 7).

The application was for an illuminated sign reading “The Wheatsheaf pub and local” in green and gold to the gable end of The Wheatsheaf pub, on King Street, which is undergoing refurbishment.

Plans for a new sign on The Wheatsheaf, Southwell. Credit: SR Signs/ Stonegate Group
Plans for a new sign on The Wheatsheaf, Southwell. Credit: SR Signs/ Stonegate Group

It has been subject to prior planning applications for signs, and the application states it “is a resubmission for the gable due to a ghost sign under existing sign that cannot be removed”.

Committee chairman Jeremy Berridge said the pub is “beginning to look tidier again, thank goodness”.

He raised concerns that the previous planning applications had been approved and only part-completed, and worried about “what might be done”.

Roger Blaney suggested the council lodge no objection, with a suggestion of a condition that ensures the previously approved application are not also carried out in addition to the current plan for signage.

Malcolm brock added he was “uncomfortable” reaching a decision.

Mr Blaney added: “We’re not a statutory consultee, if we don’t comment the district council will have no guidance.”

His proposal was unanimously agreed.

The application will be decided by Newark and Sherwood District Council.

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