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 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 .