A. Planning permission is not required for these signs as they are not permanent development and can be removed at the end of the day. As a result, in cases where you own private land in front of your shop (i.e. a forecourt), you are able freely able to site one A-Board with no restriction on where the board can be placed (within the extent of your land).
However, should you wish to site one on the public highway (including the pavement), then you would be required to obtain consent from the Council’s Street Licensing Team. They will then assess the situation and if appropriate, issue a license which specifies where the board is allowed to be sited.
The Council is in the process of producing a new supplementary planning document entitled “Advertisements” which will provide guidance and assistance on the rules and council policies regarding new signage. Further guidance on A-Boards is contained within this document.