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The council controls outdoor advertising through the
Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations
Consent is required to display most types of advertisements
except for some limited categories. A guide for
advertisers on the Communuties and Local Government
department website gives a summary of the regulations.
The council can grant express consent for a period of five years
and the regulations give deemed consent for certain categories of
advertisement. Most illuminated advertisements need express
The council can challenge any advertisement erected with deemed
consent, requiring its removal if it is considered to affect the
amenity of the area or public safety. The owner of the
advertisement has a right of appeal to the Secretary of State for
Communities and Local Government.
Due to the complexity of the regulations, it is advisable to
advice from the council before displaying an advertisement.
To apply for advertisement consent you need to complete the
application form and validation checklist,
supply plans and drawings, other relevant supporting information
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