New Forest District Council: Pure Town Planning have recently won an appeal relating to a site in New Milton, Hampshire gaining consent for two signs on a business premises.
Advertisement consent appeals are relatively rare – applicants often don’t think it is worthwhile going to the trouble. In this case however it was worthwhile as our client had already had the illuminated sign made and installed. The New Forest District Council had refused the consent at committee and so our client would have had to remove the sign and have a smaller one made. Instead Pure Town Planning lodged an appeal against the decision and persuaded the Council to take no action against the signs whilst the appeal was heard.
We successfully persuaded the Planning Inspector that the proposed signs (including the illumination) would cause no harm to the character of the area and not result in visual clutter as the Council claimed. The Inspector granted consent.
If you have recently had an application refused by your Council – be it planning application, advertisement consent or any other planning decision – why not talk to Pure Town Planning to discuss your prospects for an appeal?