The planning application may not have been considered by Penarth Town Council or by the Vale of Glamorgan planning officers yet – but it seems as though Penarth Heights developers Crest Nicholson just couldn’t wait to get their new signage in place.
The new signage installed on the side of the Penarth Heights sales office in Gibson Way reads “Welcome to Penarth” – which might strike local motorists as slightly odd as the location of the housing estate could hardly be called the gateway to the town .
However not all the signage is yet in place . Underneath the word “Penarth” there’ll be a further line of lettering – spelling out the word “Heights” – although it’s still to be seen whether Crest Nicholson are going to wait for the pernicknity formalities of getting planning permission before actually finishing the job.
There’s probably enough wall still to spare to also install a Welsh-language translation – although, as far as PDN knows, none is actually planned.
Meanwhile locals already living on Phase Two of the estate say that what’d they’d really like to see is more signage for the streets so that people can not only find their way to Penarth Heights but also track-down the precise dwelling they’re looking for.