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THE BANK: Chorleywood restaurant sign approved despite rude word fears

 Published on: 18th August 2023   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

Planning permission for a sign at a new restaurant in Chorleywood has been approved, despite concerns that the sign on display could be interpreted as a rude word.

Three Rivers District Council gave permission on August 3 for the change of the use of the former office block on Station Approach to be converted into a restaurant called The Bank.

An application for the “installation of externally illuminated front and lower level fascia signage” was given the green light. However, concerns have been raised about how the signage could be interpreted.

Chorleywood Parish Council requested “that the B is replaced with a B from the English alphabet as there is scope for the sign to be interpreted as ‘w’ ank. Concern with the colouring of the letters together with lighting, which could be unduly prominent.”

Another objection to the signage stated: “An illuminated restaurant would be totally unsuitable for the rural environment and would detract from Chorleywood as a rural village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.”

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