Continuing our investigation of potential planning quirks . . .
Loop Hole #2
Interestingly, there are a whole raft of different promotional products that just don't need planning permission.
We all know of organisations that have had their road side boards removed by the grass cutting council. Legally, this is nothing to do with the grass cutting. It is because the chief rule on all signage is that you MUST have the LAND OWNERS PERMISSION. And verges, lamp posts and trees usually belong to either a local Council or Highways. Both of whom are difficult to get a decision out of. Why not ask a house owner whose fence faces a main road?
Remember that the most widely recognised definition of 'temporary' is 30 days or less. So if you are holding a charity event on 6 March, just put the boards and banners up on 6 February. Don't forget to allow time to get the material made too!
The most interesting loop hole I will save until next time . . .
Does My Sign Need Planning? - Part 2