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Estate agent signage on public land at dangerous road junction

Reported anonymously at 12:05, Friday 11 January 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and Vale of White Horse District Council 5 minutes later

An estate agent - William Jones - has erected 'for sale' signage on public land, at dangerous road junction, some 1/3 a mile or so from the property in question. I understand that the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 2007 that such boards may only to be displayed on, or within the curtilage of, the property to which they relate. Boards displayed elsewhere (e.g. on the Highway or attached to street furniture) are unauthorised.

Council ref: ENQ19823515

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:10, Friday 11 January 2019

  • There is also another sign for the same property sale at the other Westcot junction, further east on the B4507, also on the highway/public land.

    Posted anonymously at 16:10, Sunday 13 January 2019

  • Thank you for your report. We will issue an enforcement notice for the removal.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:22, Wednesday 16 January 2019

  • Hello, Thanks for the update, but as at 25/1, both signs are still up. Thank you.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 13:06, Friday 25 January 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:59, Friday 8 February 2019

  • Both these estate agent signs, which are on public land, one at dangerous road junction and some 1/3 a mile or so from the property in question, were reported to you on 11/1/19 under this FMS report (Council ref: 1509898).

    Both signs are still up, over 28 days since your subsequent enforcement notice.

    The placement of these boards is contrary to the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 2007, which estate agents are fully aware of and despite your enforcement notice.

    Would you please advice what action you will now be taking?

    Posted anonymously at 07:55, Friday 15 February 2019

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