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Planning - advertisement control
The council controls outdoor advertising through the
and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations
2007 ). Its consent is required to display most types of
advertisements except for some limited categories. A
guide for advertisers gives a summary of the regulations.
The council can grant express consent for a period of five years
and the regulations give deemed consent for certain categories of
advertisement. Most illuminated advertisements need express
The council can challenge any advertisement erected with deemed
consent, requiring its removal if it is considered to affect the
amenity of the area or public safety. The owner of the
advertisement has a right of appeal to the Secretary of State for
Communities and Local Government.
Due to the complexity of the regulations, it is advisable to
consult the council before displaying an advertisement.
To apply for advertisement consent you need to complete the
application form and validation
checklist, supply plans and drawings, other relevant supporting
information and fee.
For more information contact Development Control, Regeneration,
Community and Culture by telephone: 01634 331700 / 01634
331195 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to: Development Control, Regeneration, Community and
Culture, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4