ENFORCEMENT ACTION ON PENARTH’S FORMER CHRIS CAPUS SHOP

The Chris Capus seed, petfood and garden products shop was very much part of the character of Glebe St

The Chris Capus seed, petfood & garden products shop was very much part of the character of Glebe St

The former Chris Capus shop – the vintage business which once sold bedding plants and birdseed in Glebe St Penarth – is now the subject of  Enforcement Contravention action by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

The council is investigating an alleged breach of the conditions of planning permission that it granted for the development of the premises in 2013.

The old Chris Capus shop in Glebe St - now closed and undergoing renovation - and a council investigation

The old Chris Capus shop in Glebe St is now closed and undergoing renovation – and a council investigation

The shop has since changed hands and has closed down . The bedding plants and garden bird-food tables have gone. The famous – meticulously-painted –  adverts for Spratt’s budgerigar seed mixture and dog-food have disappeared.

There had been speculation that the premises were to be converted to an osteopath’s surgery – but building work appears to have come to a halt

The building stands within the Penarth Conservation Area and a number of conditions were applied to 2013 planning permission and it’s not known which condition the  enforcement action relates to . The plans then submitted included a  ‘courtyard garden’ to serve a “residential unit” on the first floor. The landscaping scheme of the garden required the approval of the council as did any proposed stonework.

No consent was given for “alterations to the shop front or front elevation” of the premises .

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3 Responses to ENFORCEMENT ACTION ON PENARTH’S FORMER CHRIS CAPUS SHOP

  1. I was saddened to see the cheap PVCU windows being used at the property, this doesnt bode well for the frontage, which is treasure. The rear of the property is also innapropriately fenestrated, although I suspect that this is allowed.
    I hope that the developer is made to correct these horrors, and minded not to destroy the building any further.

  2. Janet says:

    No. 9 Glebe Street, Chris Capus Shop was indeed a local treasure and it’s a shame the shop front couldn’t be preserved. A similar fate happened to No. 10 Glebe Street – A. T. Timms, Grocer – over the years. The “Ugly” fication of Penarth continues …

  3. Meg'sDad says:

    Is this what the people of Penarth want to happen to the buildings of the town? I suspect not, so why do our representatives keep allowing this sort of thing?*

    *Rhetorical question; there is no good answer.

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