Thursday, 27 December 2012

Loans4logbooks at cemetery junction Reading #rdg

I have had a number of residents enquire about Loans4logbooks at cemetery junction – inappropriate fluorescent signs, illegal parking on the pavement and questionable business model. I recently got the following update from planning:

"The investigation has identified two potential issues with the site, firstly the unauthorised change of use from A1 retail to A2 financial services and secondly the separate item of unauthorised advertising. The case officer wrote to the company in August 2012 requiring them to take the necessary action.
"No action has been taken but we have recently heard from solicitors appointed by the owners/operators of “Loans 4 Logbooks” who have made a case that firstly no change of use has in fact occurred (supported by decisions made by other planning authorities for other such stores in this national chain) and secondly that the advertising is indeed lawful having deemed consent under the Advertisement Regulations. We do not necessarily agree with this claim and may still choose to take enforcement action but it has been necessary to refer the case to the Council’s legal advisers for advice as to how to proceed."

I would strongly recommend that anyone with debt problems in east Reading seeks independent advice from someone like Communicare – also at cemetery junction – CAB etc.

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