Ding-Ding! Sign Wars, Round Two.
Okay, so remember that ghastly Frankie and Benny illuminated sign that adds insult to injury on the classic Canaletto view of Greenwich from the river?
Remember how we all kicked up a stink and the council refused F&B’s retrospective planning permission?
Remember how F&B just ignored the ruling, kept the sign and Greenwich Council (apparently – but read Franklin’s comment below…) did bugger all about enforcement?
Well, it would seem that R&B might be openly flouting the rules, but they’re uncomfortable about it. They’ve applied again for planning permission.
This is not an appeal to the ruling, this is a separate application, pretending the first one never happened. They’re asking for permission to install, not actually admitting to the fact that it’s already been installed, been refused and the refusal ignored.
I suppose they’re hoping that if they keep applying, keep getting refused and keep ignoring the results eventually people will get fed up with objecting and they’ll slip under the radar.
So anyway – here we go again. Here’s the consultation document, courtesy of James. There appears to be nothing whatsoever different about this from the last attempt. If they can cut and paste their application, we can cut and paste our objections…