London council calls for ban on lettings boards

Camden Council has outlined plans to ban all ‘to let’ signs in the borough.

The Council have decided to apply for the ban after a consultation on the proposals that was run earlier this year revealed that 89% of respondents backed plans for a borough-wide ban.

According to the council, the boards have caused 1,000 complaints over the last five years.

In September the council wrote to the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government asking for permission to ban the boards unless planning permission is first sought and granted.

What is Regulation 7?
Councils can apply for powers to control the display of ‘To Let’ boards under Regulation 7 of the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007.

Earlier this year, Luton Council announced that it intends to ban to-let boards in some areas of the town.

Other councils to have done this include Brighton & Hove City Council and Newcastle City Council.

We will update members when there is more information about any decision on the plans.

Written by Victoria Barker

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