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The Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007

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14.—(1) Where an application for express consent is made to the local planning authority, the authority may—

(a)grant consent, in whole or in part, subject to the standard conditions and, subject to paragraphs (6) and (7), to such additional conditions as it thinks fit;

(b)refuse consent; or

(c)in a case to which paragraph (2) applies, decline to determine the application.

(2) This paragraph applies where the application relates to an advertisement to which section 70A of the Act, as modified as mentioned in paragraph (3), applies.

(3) For the purposes of this regulation, section 70A of the Act shall apply subject to the modifications specified in Part 1 of Schedule 4; and the provisions of that section as so modified are set out in Part 2 of that Schedule.

(4) Express consent may be granted—

(a)for the display of a particular advertisement or advertisements with or without illumination;

(b)for the use of a particular site for the display of advertisements in a specified manner, whether by reference to the number, siting, size or illumination of the advertisements, or the structures intended for such display, or the design or appearance of any such structure, or otherwise; or

(c)for the retention of any display of advertisements or the continuation of the use of a site begun before the date of the application.

(5) The conditions imposed under paragraph (1)(a) may, in particular, include conditions—

(a)regulating the display of advertisements to which the consent relates;

(b)regulating the use for the display of advertisements of the site to which the application relates or any adjacent land under the control of the applicant, or requiring the carrying out of works on any such land;

(c)requiring the removal of any advertisement or the discontinuance of any use of land authorised by the consent, at the end of a specified period, and the carrying out of any works required for the reinstatement of the land.

(6) In relation to the display of an advertisement within any class specified in Part 1 of Schedule 3, the local planning authority shall not impose any condition more restrictive than those imposed by regulation 6(1)(b) in relation to advertisements of that class.

(7) Subject to paragraph (6), an express consent shall be subject to the condition that it expires at the end of—

(a)such period as the local planning authority may specify in granting the consent; or

(b)where no period is so specified, a period of 5 years.

(8) The local planning authority may specify, as the date on which the period under paragraph (7)(a) is to begin, whichever is the earlier of—

(a)the date of the commencement of the display; and

(b)a specified date not later than 6 months after the date on which the consent is granted.

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