Shop allowed to erect advertising boards on listed building

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First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A HIGH Street clothes store has been told it can put up advertising signs on the outside of its 200-plus year old listed building for the first time.

Jack Wills, which operates out of the White House on Marlow High Street, asked Wycombe District Council for permission to erect a sign on the wall and erect lettering over the door.

Up to now, the Grade II listed building, which received the status in 1949, has remained plain with no branding to the outside.

The three-storey White House, which was built in the late 18th century, has been home to the upmarket youth fashion chain since 2007.

English Heritage, which appoints and oversees listed buildings, registered no objection to the advertising

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3:20pm Mon 26 May 14

Mr Methane says...

There goes the neighbourhood :(
There goes the neighbourhood :( Mr Methane
  • Score: 6

4:22pm Mon 26 May 14

Historylady says...

English Heritage is not consulted about applications on Grade II listed buildings - only on Grade I and Grade II*.
English Heritage is not consulted about applications on Grade II listed buildings - only on Grade I and Grade II*. Historylady
  • Score: 0

12:55pm Tue 27 May 14

T.C. says...

Unbelievable! What is the point of listing it if these changes are allowed to go ahead. It has now become just like any other building where the lease holder does what they like. WDC should make sure that they prevent changes being made to the outside of listed buildings before they are all lost forever!
Unbelievable! What is the point of listing it if these changes are allowed to go ahead. It has now become just like any other building where the lease holder does what they like. WDC should make sure that they prevent changes being made to the outside of listed buildings before they are all lost forever! T.C.
  • Score: -4

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