Petworth Hovis signs will remain a feature

PLANS by a Petworth foodstore to remove much loved Hovis signs from the front of the shop have been given the thumbs down by Chichester District Council.

Owner Nicola Jones applied for listed building permission to remove the signs from the outside of The Hungry Guest Foodstore, in Middle Street.

But refusing permission officers said: “The unjustified removal of the Hovis signs results in serious harm to the external character and appearance of the Hungry Guest, a building statutorily listed as being of special architectural or historic interest.”

They added it also caused harm to the wider townscape setting.