Town leaders disappointed after district council response over Sheringham’s bright shop colours
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Town leaders are 'disappointed and disheartened' after learning action cannot be taken following a controversial redecoration of a town business.
Andrew Cunningham-Brown, who opened North Norfolk Insurance in a former fishmongers in Church Street, Sheringham - a conservation area - painted the business bright purple and green.
Sheringham town councillors raised concerns about the bright colours at a meeting last month and wrote to North Norfolk District Council about their concerns.
The district council's response, aired at a town council meeting this week, was that planning permission for a simple repaint was not needed because the building was not listed so no action could be taken.
Town councillor Peter Cox said at this week's meeting a lot of people did not like the colours and asked the question: 'What is the purpose of a conservation area?'
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Doug Smith was 'disappointed and disheartened' with the district council response and described the colours as an 'eyesore'.
But Madeleine Ashcroft said some people were pleased with the colour scheme.
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