Another Putney shutter to come down

Moves to improve the High Street continue

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A second Putney shop has been told to replace its solid metal roller shutter to improve the appearance of the High Street.

Last month’s planning applications committee (June 22) ordered the removal of a shutter at a low price goods store at 150 Putney High Street. The retailer has since submitted an application for a new shopfront. Now a shop next to the station at 163 Putney High Street also faces a council clampdown.

The premises have no shop front other than the shutter. The owner will have to submit a planning application for a replacement frontage more in keeping with the rest of the High Street.

Planning applications chairman Leslie McDonnell said, "“All traders in an area have a common interest in shops looking bright and welcoming. Installing these anti-social barriers shows a complete lack of respect for the town centre community. Let’s hope the message is now getting through that the council will come down hard when shops flout planning rules that are designed to protect the environment for everyone.”

The planning applications committee ordered the removal of the roller shutter at its meeting on July 21.

July 21, 2006