Tesco’s plans for illuminated signs at new Royston store win council approval

09:26 22 August 2014

A Tesco Express is being built near Market Hill in Royston

A Tesco Express is being built near Market Hill in Royston

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A supermarket chain has won support for illuminated signs at its new store despite a councillor raising safety concerns.

At its meeting last week, Royston Town Council’s planning committee voted not to oppose Tesco’s plans to put two back-lit signs at its new Tesco Express store in Market Hill, Royston.

But Councillor John Davison voiced his concern about the lights

He said: “This is a conservation area and we should object to these signs, they are inappropriate.”

And councillor F John Smith added: “These signs are a potential danger to passing traffic; I don’t think we should accept them.”

The store in Market Hill is currently under construction.

The chain is appealing a decision not to allow it to extend the licensed opening hours.

When planning permission was granted, opening hours were set at 8am-9pm every day.

Tesco then put in a new application to have these extended to 7am-11pm Monday-Saturday, and 8am-9pm on Sundays and bank holidays, which was rejected by the district council.

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