Okay – Paul’s been doing some digging about those signs on the new pier building and has discovered some interesting stuff.
Firstly F&Bs – their sign is up but Paul cannot find that they have applied for permission. He says ‘It is always possible there is some other permission for another building at a different address, before they called it the Promenade, but I don’t think so – they wouldn’t have applied for planning permission when they don’t know who the tenants are…’
However they have now applied, under the slightly-sinister-sounding ‘Restaurant D’ to retain the signage. I’m hoping that this PDF link will work; they don’t always, but if it doesn’t show it’s just a plan of the building + sign. It’s Sign B that is the massive one you see from the river. Here is the application – Their application is coded 12/0258/A.
If you’re planning to comment on the application it’s worth dealing with this as soon as possible because the application went in on 7 February and deadline for objections will stop VERY soon. And with the new greenwich rules you need 8 objections for the committee even to consider it.
Secondly Zizzi. They don’t have a sign up yet but they have applied for permission for one and at least they’re owning up to their name on their application, code 12/0307/A
Just because Zizzi’s signs aren’t up yet doesn’t mean they’re are going to be any less tacky or intrude any less on a classic Protected Vista (from Island Gardens to Greenwich) As Paul says, these signs UNDOUBTEDLY affect the setting of a listed building. He says, and I confess I agree, that this should go before English Heritage before it is even considered.
Remember, folks – each of these applications need at least 8 objections before it’s even discussed. If you don’t care for the signs, now’s the time to speak…