Store in battle for signs approval

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The owners of a Blackpool store have lost their appeal against refusal of planning permission for four signs.

But a planning inspector did agree to give Wilkinson’s on Talbot Road permission for one of the signs at the centre of the dispute.

Blackpool Council had refused permission for all the signs on the basis they would be detrimental to the area due to their prominence and size which would create “visual clutter’”

Following an appeal, the inspector agreed four of the signs were badly 
positioned in relation to the new public square which has been created in the area.

But a single remaining sign was deemed “reasonably well positioned and proportioned in relation to the building” and was approved.