Company to be prosecuted for illegal signs

PUBLISHED: 14:31 22 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:51 10 June 2010

A COMPANY is being prosecuted in a bid to stop the proliferation of abominable advertising signs in East Devon, after illegal adverts were posted for a fair in Clyst St Mary.

A COMPANY is being prosecuted in a bid to stop the proliferation of 'abominable' advertising signs in East Devon, after illegal adverts were posted for a fair in Clyst St Mary.

Legal proceedings, initiated by East Devon District Council planning enforcers, will be taken out on Living Heritage.

Councillors at EDDC's Development Control Committee heard they posted eight signs, without permission advertising the South Western Game and Country Fair in July.

Development Control Manager, Stephen Belli, said at East Devon District Council's the development control meeting last week: "We are keen to prevent the proliferation of advertising signs that lead to the despoliation of the countryside."

On July 3 a planning officer reported eight illegal signs, at varying locations, displayed along on the A3053.

But despite requests from planners to discuss their concerns, the company failed to respond.

Cllr Bob Peachey of the Clyst Valley Ward said: "I have been too places where advertising signs are littered everywhere and it looks absolutely abominable.

"This has to be stopped.


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