Firm is fined £500 over sign in square
Saturday 24th November 2012, 2:40PM GMT.
THE two-year battle over the Broadlands sign by the Royal Square ‘exposes the whole bureaucratic mess that goes on at the Planning department’, according to estate agent Roger Trower.
The company was ordered to pay a £500 fine by the Magistrate’s Court for painting a sign down the side of its premises, overlooking the Royal Square.
The company has since painted over the sign, but Mr Trower said that he had been stopped daily by strangers to ask about the case since he first went public.
‘The support from the general public has been absolutely overwhelming,’ he said. ‘I feel as though we have maybe stood up for the little guy.’