The Man of Ross Inn in Ross has submitted a planning application to Herefordshire Council for new illuminated and non-illuminated signs. The proposal aims to update the exterior signage as part of internal redecoration works. The public can weigh in on the plans until Thursday, 23 November 2023.

The application, filed under the number P233103/L, has been submitted by Star Pubs and Bars, the applicant behind the plans. The proposed changes include various new signs designed to replace existing ones in the same locations. According to the design and access statement, the new signs are intended to be "like for like" replacements, and the developers anticipate no issues with the proposed changes.

Sign A and Sign B are new sign-written house names that will replace the existing ones in the same spots. Sign C will replace the existing sign containing historical details about the building. Sign D involves a regilding of existing letters on the fascia. Sign E is a new amenity sign replacing the current chalkboard, while Sign F is a new lantern above the main entrance to replace the existing one. Finally, Sign G will introduce four new trough lights to illuminate Signs A and C, as well as provide a warm glow to the building's front elevation.

"Overall, we have designed a new signage scheme based on the style and locations of the existing signage. The new decorations will enhance the appearance of the pub and the signs themselves will replicate the impact of the existing signs," states the Design & Access Statement.

The case is currently awaiting allocation to a case officer, and the project falls under the category of 'Listed Building Consent', owing to its location at Wye Street, Ross-on-Wye, in the Ross West Ward. The planning application is open for public comments until 23 November 2023.