THIS SECTION CONSIDERS THE CONTROLS OVER OUTDOOR ADVERTISEMENTS
Local Planning Authorities are primarily responsible for the control of advertisements. They are required to consider applications for permission to display adverts and to exercise enforcement powers over existing and unlawful advertisements.
latest Regulations and Guidance are contained in the:-
Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 and the
Outdoor advertisements and signs: a guide for advertisers
WHAT IS AN ADVERTISEMENT?
Posters and Notices
Placards and Boards
Fascia signs and projection signs
Pole signs and canopy signs
Models and devices
Advanced signs and direction signs
Estate agents boards
Captive balloon advertisements
Price markers and price displays
Town and village name signs Note: Memorials and railway signals are not regarded as advertisements
DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?
There are three groups of advertisement for which differing planning rules apply.
Adverts that are specifically exempt from control. (i.e. normally permitted)
Adverts for which 'deemed consent' is available (i.e. no planning permission is required if certain rules are satisfied)