9 February 2009:
March 5th hearing date for Triangle eyesore 

In Autumn 2006 the CPCA highlighted the massive UNLAWFUL internally illuminated advertising sign, erected by Outdoor Plus Ltd, in the Triangle Conservation Area, on the frontage of Jack Beardís pub at the top of Anerley Hill - a sign used twice by Mayor Livingstone.

The massive advertising sign, standing unlawfully in Crystal Palace since 2006
Outdoor Plus Ltd will be relying on the
complacency and apathy of residents who
have got used to this eyesore

Two years later, Bromley served an enforcement notice, following refusal of planning permission, for the removal of the sign, as covered in our Spring 2008 newsletter.

Bromley inform us that Outdoor Plus Ltd has appealed the planning decision, and an informal hearing originally scheduled for 9 December 2008 with Inspector Bowden, in Bromley Civic Centre Committee Rooms, was deferred to January 2009 and again to 5 March 2009. Should the case be heard on that date, it will be a further five weeks before the result of the appeal. Any enforcement action is held in abeyance until the Inspector delivers his judgement.

All those who were, and still are, concerned when this monstrous sign was erected in our Conservation Area should be there. Outdoor Plus Ltd will be relying on the complacency and apathy of residents who have got used to this eyesore.

Anyone is allowed to attend the hearing, but if you arrive at 9.30am and register with the Inspector that you would like to make representations, you will be included in the discussion. The whole day will be devoted to this one appeal case, so there will be no waiting around listening to other cases. (Ref: no. 06/00364/UNADV)

The agent for Outdoor Plus Ltd is RMW POB 237, 47 Green Street, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5DT Tel: 01634 280 908

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