Budleigh Salterton: Approval for final stage of Tesco Express planning

Plans for Budleigh Salterton’s Tesco Express store have reached the final stage – with planning permission sorted for the shop’s signs.

East Devon District Council has approved signs that are not back lit but externally illuminated.

Tesco Stores Limited sought approval to install one externally illuminated fascia sign, one non-illuminated fascia sign panel and one externally illuminated projecting sign at Ocean House in Fore Street.

The original signage style for the Tesco Express was amended to be more in keeping with a Conservation Area and the plans were approved subject to conditions.

They include a stipulation that the signs’ lighting must be switch off 30 minutes after the stores closes and not switched back on until 30 minutes before the store re-opens.

Previously Tesco was granted permission to install a mechanical plant as well as a cashpoint machine at the site.

The mechanical unit will be sited in a 26sq m timber-fenced yard area at the rear of the store.

East Devon District Council says it is satisfied sound-proofing measures will prevent any noise nuisance.

Work is already under way on the store with Tesco currently converting the former SM Prior and Son furnishers shop.

The reconstruction of a single-storey rear addition to the premises will create extended retail floor space.

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