Concerns over 11 new signs

PUBLISHED: 10:51 25 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:05 10 June 2010

A BID to erect almost a dozen new advertising signs by Carpetright at Liverton Business Park has been approved by planners - despite concerns about light pollution.

A BID to erect almost a dozen new advertising signs by Carpetright at Liverton Business Park has been approved by planners - despite concerns about light pollution.

The eleven advertising signs would be four fascia signs, six postergrip signs and one totem sign.

But town manager Tony Collins said: "(I have)...concerns over the illuminated sign on rear elevation as it seems out of keeping with other businesses backing on to Salterton Road."

Ian Cann, on behalf of the Exmouth Society, also added his concerns: "We consider the illuminated signs to be excessive in their size. We also ask the question regarding their illumination during hours of closure.

"This is a ridgeway and a very prominent site and we are conscious of the nuisance that light pollution is causing."

Cllr Malcolm Mitchell said he had no objection but recommended that lights on the signs only be switched on during opening hours.

The final decision is the town council's; since last year they have had powers to decide on advertising consent applications.

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