Tesco has agreed to make changes to its premises in order to comply with planning regulations. The Tesco Express in Palmeira House has been in breach of rules governing the renovation of listed buildings since it opened last year.
The changes made by Tesco to the shop were completed without obtaining planning permission. Brighton & Hove City Council served enforcement notices requesting Tesco to sort out the problem and an application to make changes came before the planning committee on 2 February.
The plans were rejected as councillors felt that as they felt Tesco could do more to restore the building and they asked them to alter the application.
At a council planning meeting on Wednesday 23 February, Tesco was granted permission to:
- make the windows smaller and install bronze anodized frames;
- change the lettering of the Tesco sign from blue to bronze;
- replace stonework details; removal of some of the Tescos branding from the shop front;
- replace two of the east-facing windows with dark glass;
- raise the suspended ceiling and alter the main doors.
The work is to be completed by 30 June.
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