A planning probe is under way following the erection of a fast-food giant’s advertising signs on a historic laneway entrance to Cork’s famous English Market. Cork City Council confirmed yesterday that it has no record of a planning application for the two Burger King signs which have appeared on a structure over Market Lane. A spokesman said that following an inspection of the signs, planners are satisfied that the structures are not exempt from planning and that the issue is now being pursued through the planning enforcement process. The issue was first highlighted on social media earlier this week by chef Kate Lawlor, who tweeted a photograph of the signs which have been attached to either side of an overhead structure which straddles Market Lane — the laneway between the fast-food outlet’s St Patrick’s St branch and the rear of the regenerated Capitol building.
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