Red Bow Causing Uproar

Adam Pledger who is the owner of Park House restaurant in Cardiff had placed a 65 foot, red bow around the building in which he operates his restaurant with the aim to attract more customers.

Pledger has been ordered by Cardiff council to take the ribbon down as it is illegal and they have threatened him with legal action if he doesn’t take it down. He says that the council should be helping businesses through the tough economic times and just letting companies get on with it instead of restricting them.

The reason the council have said the ribbon needs to be taken home is because the building is listed so Pledger needed to get consent which he hadn’t applied for. Adam could have prevented this from happening by applying for the proper consent and although his restaurant insurance won’t cover him for anything that is within his control, it is still sensible to be covered for things that are unforeseen e.g. fire or flood.

Mr Pledger said, “The council should be there to help businesses – not hinder them. They should be standing aside and letting businesses get on with it. It’s just red tape and bureaucracy.

“The purpose of it was to show that we are open to the public. It was to try to advertise a building that many people just walk past and make people instead take a second look.”

Adam Pledger has been operating in the building for seven years and said that the ribbon was temporary and would be taken down later on in the month. He said, “It’s not a permanent structure, it’s just to try to generate some interest. Far from complaints, I have got people who have events on next year asking if we can put it back for them.” He also carried on saying that the ribbon had been put up by a specialised company and that no damage had been caused to the building.

A spokeswoman for Cardiff Council said, “Park House is a grade I listed building designed by one of the greatest of the Victorian-art architects, William Burges. It was listed by Cadw for its historic and architectural value in 1966 and is probably one of the most important 19th century houses in Wales.

“Any alterations to a listed building require listed building consent and where appropriate consent has not been granted the alterations are deemed illegal.”

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Adam Pledger who is the owner of Park House restaurant in Cardiff had placed a 65 foot, red bow around the building in which he operates his restaurant with the aim to attract more customers.
Pledger has been ordered by Cardiff council to take the ribbon down as it is illegal and they have threatened him with legal action if he doesn’t take it down. He says that the council should be helping businesses through the tough economic times and just letting companies get on with it instead of restricting them.
The reason the council have said the ribbon needs to be taken home is because the building is listed so Pledger needed to get consent which he hadn’t applied for. Adam could have prevented this from happening by applying for the proper consent and although his restaurant insurance won’t cover him for anything that is within his control, it is still sensible to be covered for things that are unforeseen e.g. fire or flood.
Mr Pledger said, “The council should be there to help businesses – not hinder them. They should be standing aside and letting businesses get on with it. It’s just red tape and bureaucracy.
“The purpose of it was to show that we are open to the public. It was to try to advertise a building that many people just walk past and make people instead take a second look.”
Adam Pledger has been operating in the building for seven years and said that the ribbon was temporary and would be taken down later on in the month. He said, “It’s not a permanent structure, it’s just to try to generate some interest. Far from complaints, I have got people who have events on next year asking if we can put it back for them.” He also carried on saying that the ribbon had been put up by a specialised company and that no damage had been caused to the building.
A spokeswoman for Cardiff Council said, “Park House is a grade I listed building designed by one of the greatest of the Victorian-art architects, William Burges. It was listed by Cadw for its historic and architectural value in 1966 and is probably one of the most important 19th century houses in Wales.
“Any alterations to a listed building require listed building consent and where appropriate consent has not been granted the alterations are deemed illegal.”
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