Do I need planning permission to put up advertisements or signs?
Advertisements and signs are a proven method of publicizing your business’s name to the public. There are a few guidelines that one can use as a reference to determine whether or not permission is required.
- Small signs (i.e. house/building name) are unlikely to need planning
- Signs less than 60cm2 relating to local events may be displayed for short periods.
- Estate agents’ boards in general should be no bigger than 50cm2
Larger professional signs and adverts for business are not a permitted development and have many complex rules.
All signs and adverts must comply with the following rules
- Be kept clean and tidy
- Be kept in a safe condition
- Have the permission of the owner of the site on which they are displayed (this includes the Highway Authority if the sign is to be placed on highway land)
- Not to obscure, or hinder the interpretation of, official road signs, rail signs, waterway or aircraft signs, or otherwise to cause any danger of hazards to any types of transport
- Be removed carefully where so required by the planning authority.
At 4D Planning we have a lot of experience with all different types of signs and adverts. We have an in-house graphic designer who can design your advert or shop front sign to meet your requirements and the local planning authority requirements.
Contact us for a no obligation phone discussion and we will offer you free advice and a free competitive quote for your planning or lawful development application.
For a summary of when you would probably need planning permission click here.
For more information on the planning process, click here.