Sunday, 24 March 2019

Vet signs criticised

ILLUMINATED signs at Sonning Common Vets have been described as “appalling” by a parish councillor.

Douglas Kedge said there was already too much signage in the village centre.

Speaking at a meeting of the parish council’s planning committee on Monday, he said that everybody knew that the veterinary surgery was in Green Lane and it didn’t need to advertise.

Councillor  Kedge said: “It is over-advertising and unnecessary because people do not drive round looking for a veterinary service. There is too much advertising.” 

Councillor Leigh Rawlins, who chairs the committee, said he believed the signs had not been granted planning permission before they were installed.

“That is wrong,” he said. “We have to tell South Oxfordshire District Council what has happened.”

CVS Group, which owns Sonning Common Vets, submitted a planning application to the district council on January 29 and a decision is due to be made by the end of this month.

A company spokeswoman said it would be inappropriate to comment.

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