Guid­ance on street ad­ver­tis­ing

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

BUSI­NESSES are be­ing re­minded to check whether they need per­mis­sion to put up ad­ver­tis­ing signs.

Argyll and Bute Coun­cil has pro­duced a new set of guide­lines to give ad­vice to lo­cal firms and res­i­dents.

Peo­ple plan­ning to in­stall new or re­place­ment signs are be­ing urged to check with the coun­cil be­fore going ahead.

Some con­cerns have been raised about a grow­ing num­ber of A boards in town cen­tres and whether these im­pact on safety, ac­ces­si­bil­ity of town cen­tres and look of the streets.

Coun­cil­lor David Kin­niburgh said: ‘Signs, whether on a build­ing or a sand­wich board on the street, come un­der the con­trol of the coun­cil.

‘While some types of sig­nage may not need per­mis­sion, in many cases busi­nesses will need to apply for plan­ning con­sent or pave­ment li­cences be­fore going ahead.

‘That’s why we have pro­duced this guid­ance – it’s clear, straight­for­ward ad­vice on the cir­cum­stances in which per­mis­sion is needed, and what’s re­quired when mak­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion.’

The Ad­ver­tise­ment and Sig­nage Pol­icy Tech­ni­cal Work­ing Note is avail­able to view at www. argyll-bute.gov.uk/ldp

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