December 5 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Work to improve the appearance of a shop front in a historic Georgian high street has started.
The plans to make the changes to Holt Premier Stores on the Market Place have been made through a listed building consent application to North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) by Michael Sherwood, who runs the business.
They were submitted on September 23 and will be out to consultation until October 23.
Plans for the grade II-listed building are replacing the current yellow Premier vinyls on the shop windows with grey vinyls and putting in a new shop fascia.
They include keeping the three lanterns.
The design and heritage statement said the grey would be “subdued” to “suit the listed building and general street scene and conservation area”.
It added the shop front fascia had been designed to reflect the heritage status of the building with matt colouring and no extra lights.
Holt Premier Stores was at the centre of a planning row earlier this year amid fears the shop front could degrade the high street.
NNDC development committee members unanimously agreed to grant an enforcement notice for the grade II-listed building on May 9.
At the time Premier said the colour of the store was a “toned down” cream/yellow compared to its standard yellow.