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TO

Amend the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements)
(England) Regulations 2007 to limit the display of external advertisements
concerning lettings; and for connected purposes.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Amendment of the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements)
(England) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/783S.I. 2007/783)

(1) Class 3 of Schedule 3 of The Town and Country Planning (Control of
Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007, (Classes of Advertisements for
5which Deemed Consent is Granted) is amended as follows.

(2) In item 3A, after “sale” leave out “or letting”.

(3) In item 3A(2), after both uses of “sold”, leave out “or let”.

(4) In item 3A(2), after “sale”, leave out “or letting”.

(5) In item 3A(8), after “sale”, leave out “or letting”.

2 10Responsibilities of housing authorities

(1) Local authorities in England which enjoy day-to-day responsibility for housing
policy within their local authority area may make by-laws regulating for all or
part of the authority the display of external advertisements concerning
property lettings.

(2) 15If a housing authority has not specifically provided for the display of external
notices advertising a property to let then such a notice is not permitted.

3 Offences

(1) It shall be an offence to display an external notice prohibited by this Act.

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(2) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable, on summary
conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.

(3) A person guilty of a second or subsequent offence under subsection (1) is liable,
on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale for
5each separate such offence.

4 Short title, commencement and extent

(1) This Act may be cited as the Town and Country Planning (Control of
Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 (Amendment) Act 2012.

(2) This Act comes into force two months after the day on which it is passed.

(3) 10This Act extends to England only.

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