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  • what are the road side sign restrictions please?

  • JonPinder

    Member
    March 25, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Hi everyone

    Need some knowledge/ experience

    I have a customer that wants a sign next to a road on an industrial estate. Does anyone know what the maximum height/ width a sign can be when placed next to a road before planning permission etc is needed. The sign is not on a bend and is a footpath’s width away from the road.

    Hope someone can help

    Thanks in advance

    Jon

  • Karl Williams

    Member
    March 25, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    You have to introduce yourself first mate in the hello forum. then we might just be nice and help you! 😀 😀

  • JonPinder

    Member
    March 25, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Thanks Mate

    Will do.

  • Craig Bond

    Member
    March 25, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Welcome to you both,

    Just a few questions.

    What type of sign are you thinking of putting up

    Who owns the land which the sign is to be put

    Is it beside a main road? The Highways agency might need to be informed

    All other information you require is easily available from the planning dept. of your local council.

    Hope that helps a bit 😀 😀

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    March 25, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    how will you be erecting the sign. will it be free standing, concreted into the ground or fitted on a fence etc

  • JonPinder

    Member
    March 25, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Will be basic, a sign attached to two steel posts that will be concreted into the ground. I think the land is owned by the council or by a private letting agent. The road is not a main road just a road that leads in and out of a industrial park.

    Thanks for the responses so far guys.

  • Russell Spencer

    Member
    March 28, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    quote Karl Williams:

    You have to introduce yourself first mate in the hello forum. then we might just be nice and help you! 😀 😀

    I must have missed that one in the board rules??

    Jon, you have to find out who the land belongs to first and get the permission of land owner. Even if your customer says it will be OK, I would double check because ultimately you will be trespassing and damaging their land by digging holes in it. If there are other signs from other companies on there then there may be a precedent but permission will still be required.
    With regard to sizing it will all be down to your local council. The main details you need are advertising and planning consent and I think your town planning dept will have a copy of this. It would be worth getting a copy and giving it a read.
    Thats the legal basis anyway – the reality is that most people will stick a sign up similar to ones that are already there and not seek permission from anyone. On an industrial estate you stand more chance of getting away with it especially if there are other signs there. But if yours is the only one on the grass verge then I’m pretty certain it will be ordered to be removed or removed for you pretty sharpish.

  • Jayne Marsh

    Member
    March 28, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Definitely give your local planning authority a ring they are very helpful, I had to ask about a similar sign recently and that does need planning permission, and this sign was on the customers own land. It will only take a few minutes chat to find out what you need and could save alot of hassle 😀

  • JonPinder

    Member
    March 31, 2008 at 9:04 am

    thanks for all the advice, will give the local planning office a call.

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