Agenda item


The Chairman introduced the final application of the meeting, planning application 145141, for advertisement consent for 7no. freestanding map monoliths and 9no. fingerpost signs, in Gainsborough Town Centre. The Development Management Team Manager stated that there were no updates to the report, and gave a short presentation on the application.


The Chairman advised there were no registered public participants for the application, and invited comments from Members of the Committee.


Debate ensued, and Members were in general praise of the application, and that it would possibly help bring people into Gainsborough. There was some raised annoyance about the lack of solar panels, with a Member stating that Gainsborough Town Council wanted future proofing of the designs. It was also remarked that the application would not have come to the Committee’s consideration if the applicant was not West Lindsey District Council.


Note:               Councillor D. Dobbie declared that he had participated as Member of Gainsborough Town Council for the application, and left the Chamber at 9.15 pm for the remainder of the meeting.


Having been proposed and seconded, the Chairman took the vote and it was agreed that permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:


1. The grant of express consent expires five years from the date of the grant of consent.


Reason: To comply with the requirements of the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 2007.


2. No advertisement is to be displayed without the permission of the owner of the site or any other person with an interest in the site entitled to grant permission.


3. No advertisement shall be sited or displayed so as to

(a) endanger persons using any highway, railway, waterway, dock, harbour or aerodrome (civil or military);

(b) obscure, or hinder the ready interpretation of, any traffic sign, railway signal or aid to navigation by water or air; or

(c) hinder the operation of any device used for the purpose of security or surveillance or for measuring the speed of any vehicle.


4. Any advertisement displayed, and any site used for the display of advertisements, shall be maintained in a condition that does not impair the visual amenity of the site.


5. Any structure or hoarding erected or used principally for the purpose of displaying advertisements shall be maintained in a condition that does not endanger the public.


6. Where an advertisement is required under these Regulations to be removed, the site shall be left in a condition that does not endanger the public or impair visual amenity.


7. With the exception of the detailed matters referred to by the conditions of this consent, the development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the following drawings: Proposed Sign Details received 08/07/2022, Sign Removal Details received 08/07/2022 and Map of Proposed Sign Locations received 08/07/2022. The works shall be carried out in accordance with the details shown on the approved plans and in any other approved documents forming part of the application.


Reason: To ensure the development proceeds in accordance with the approved plans and to accord with the National Planning Policy Framework.


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