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.
Advertisements include everything from Posters and Notices, Placards and Hoardings to Estate Agents boards, Flags, Traffic Signs as well as what you and I would recognise as an advertisement, whether illuminated or otherwise.
The rules are complex. Some advertisements are specifically exempt from planning control, but are subject to specific criteria. Others have 'deemed consent', whilst the majority require express planning permission. The rules have changed in recent times and there may be local areas of advertisement control to consider.
We can assist with identifying your advertising requirements, determine whether an advertisement application is required and then progress that application on your behalf.