Brighton & Hove City Council has given Sainsbury’s on Western Road , Hove until 26 April 2010 to put its shop in order or face prosecution. Planning permission to retain the new shop front was refused so too was advertising consent for the fascia signs.
Planning enforcement officers have given the store some time to submit revised applications for a new shop front and advertisements that address the council’s concerns.
Should revised applications be submitted and approved, the store will be given a further short period of time to implement the consents.
However, if valid applications are not received by this date then Sainsbury’s could be prosecuted for displaying an advertisement without consent and the council will issue an enforcement notice in relation to the unauthorised shop front.
Councillor Lynda Hyde, chairman of the planning committee, explained, “The council’s planning enforcement team is committed to making sure that planning regulations are adhered to within the city.
“As with most enforcement cases Sainsbury’s have been given a window of opportunity to remedy this breach of planning control themselves without formal action being taken.
“However if they don’t sort the matter out voluntarily officers will not hesitate to take formal action.”
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