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24/03/2016

Appeal: Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park signs harm conservation area

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An inspector has refused retrospective consent for signs advertising the ‘Spy Zone’ and ‘Nerf Zone’ attractions at the Gulliver’s Kingdom children’s theme park in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, after ruling that the signs detracted from the character and appearance of the Matlock Bath Conservation Area.

Inspector William Fieldhouse noted that the buildings on which the signs have been erected are constructed of natural stone and that their “modest size, simple design and traditional materials” meant that the structures were unobtrusive and had a neutral impact on the conservation area.

He found that none of the signs seem to have been designed or positioned with much regard to the pa.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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