The garish orange signage on the Fulham Road must be removed.
The section of the Fulham Road once known as "the Beach" used to be a thriving centre of our community. Now the semi-abandoned EasyJet complex dominates our high-street.
In February, J-F Burford our candidate in Redcliffe Ward reached out to the Redcliffe councillors, asking why, when planning permission was initially denied, this eyesore remains on our high-street. Council officers have responded that after an adjustment to the sign by the developer, it now falls into a slightly different legal category which planning and enforcement have no control over.
The council have allowed the signage under Class 4B of the Advert Regulations. This classes the signage as an advertising hoarding rather than, shop front signage. What the Council seems to be forgetting is that this is our high-street, not an advertising space for billboards.
We must take action as a community, challenge this Conservative-run Council to find a solution to this issue, and remove this eye-sore from our streets. We deserve a high-street with independent shops and cafes that bring value to our community.
We the undersigned call on Kensington and Chelsea Council to demand that the EasyMoney, EasyTravel, and EasyCoffee parade of shops on the Fulham Road have their orange signs removed and to explore what legal action can be taken to challenge this out of keeping advertisement on our high street.