Red neon-lights have appeared on Penarth Esplanade

The Vale of Glamorgan Council planning department has rejected a complaint about the signage on the new seafront bakery and coffee shop the “Crazy Cafe”.

The new cafe,  like the rest of the Esplanade,  is within the Penarth Conservation Area and is subject to tight restrictions as to what can and cannot be done,- but the Vale planners have decided that the Crazy Cafe’s avant-garde new signage – now augmented by red neon lighting – doesn’t break any rules.

The Crazy Cafe on Penarth Esplanade

One of the reasons may be that the signage is actually behind one of the front windows of the premises and therefore does not fall foul of the regulations.

The installation had been the subject of an “Enforcement Contravention Investigation” =- but in this case no contravention has been committed – the council has decided.


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  1. Chris David says:

    So- could it be that if David Baker leaves his sign where it is but illuminates it from inside- behind his window it’s OK?

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