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Guidance on Planning Permission

Guidance relating to development or usage which may require Planning Permission

Advertisement Consent

Planning plays a key role in ensuring that those advertisements that require consent do not prejudice amenity or public safety and, where possible, enhance the character and appearance of the borough. Under Planning Legislation some advertisements are exempt from control by the Council provided certain conditions are met. Examples of these would be most traffic signs and most non-illuminated advertisements displayed within shops.

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Estate Agent Signage

Estate agents, chartered surveyors and auctioneers are permitted to display boards under The Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015. However, certain requirements must be met.

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Estate Agent Signage


If you are unclear about whether an advertisement requires advertising consent it is advisable that you seek guidance on this matter from the Council’s Planning Team before displaying it.