WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PLANNING PERMISSION
DO I REALLY NEED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR THAT TYPE OF SIGNAGE?
All too often we get asked this question. Do I really need planning permission for that type of sign? Maybe I will just chance it and see what happens and see if I can get away with it? We have heard of horror stories where clients have spent thousands on a new sign without the required planning permission only to be told to take it down.
WHAT THE GOVERNMENT SAY ABOUT SIGNAGE AND ADVERTISEMENT
IN A NUTSHELL HERE IS THE GOVERNMENTS VIEW ON SIGNAGE...
Throughout England, local planning authorities are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the advertisement control system, and for deciding whether a particular advertisement should be permitted or not. For this purpose the local planning authority for your area will normally be the district council, the County Council or the London borough council if you live in the Greater London area. But there are two exceptions to this arrangement:
● If your advertisement is to be displayed in any National Park, the planning authority is the National Park authority, or if it is to be displayed within the Broads area then the planning authority is the Broads authority;
● If your advertisement is to be displayed in an urban development area, the planning authority normally is the Urban Development Corporation for that area.
If the planning authority refuse consent for your advertisement, or require you to remove an existing advertisement, you have a right to appeal against their decision. In England, this appeal is to the Secretary of State. The operation of the appeal system is described below. What is an ‘advertisement’? The advertisement control system covers a very wide range of advertisements and signs including:
● Posters and notices
● Placards and boards
● Fascia signs and Projecting signs
● Pole signs and Canopy signs
● Models and Devices
● Advance signs and Directional signs
● Estate agents’ boards
● Captive balloon advertising (not balloons in flight)
● Flag advertisements
● Traffic signs
● Town and Village name-signs
TO MUCH OF A MIND BOGGLE?
IF THE ABOVE IS TO MUCH OF A MIND BOGGLE THEN JUST GET IN TOUCH
If you feel the above is to much of a mind boggle then why not let our team of planning professionals deal with the planning consent and ensure your new signage is delivered and installed successfully. Just to save you the hassle.
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