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    Trailer sign near motorway

    Hi

    Wondering why the rules are on having a trailer with advertising board / sign on wheels next to main roads in private field?

    thanks

    #2
    As far as I know, they require planning permission.

    But (again, as far as I know), it's rarely granted, and most of the one's that you see everywhere must therefore be not permitted.
    The income probably outweighs the possible fines in a lot of cases (although I have no idea how you'd market such a service).
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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      #3
      Ask the local farmers, especially those next to motorways....
      This....""Outdoor advertisements and signs: a guide for advertisers"
      https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...499/326679.pdf
      says P6...
      Advertisements Which are Normally Permitted
      ....etc etc etc
      1
      6 Advertisements which are normally permitted

      2. Advertisements displayed on or in any vehicle or vessel which is normally moving (see illustrations 3 and 4..).
      But clearly the easiest way to find out is ask your local council: Why not do that eh?

      .
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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        #4
        I think they do it because:

        You can park a vehicle on your land, and,
        You can paint a vehicle with advertisement.

        So if you paint a truck with a side advertisement then park on your land, what law are you breaching?

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          #5
          The Law you would be breaching is the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007.

          There's a list of normally allowed adverts, and anything not on the list needs approval by a local authority.
          Vehicles that don't move about are not on the list.

          Enforcement seems to be, largely, notional, but some people have been fined.
          When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
          Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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            #6
            Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
            The Law you would be breaching is the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007.

            There's a list of normally allowed adverts, and anything not on the list needs approval by a local authority.
            Vehicles that don't move about are not on the list.
            Vehicles are excluded, which means you can display ads on a vehicle:
            CLASS B
            An advertisement displayed on or in a vehicle normally employed as a moving vehicle.
            BUT there is a major caveat:
            The vehicle is not used principally for the display of advertisements.

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              #7
              They fail the "normally employed as a moving vehicle" test as well.
              They're clearly "normally employed" in "non-moving" mode.

              There was a campaign about them a few years ago, which is why I remember they're not legal.
              Massively successful campaign, obviously...
              When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
              Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                #8
                You take it for a ride once a week and it becomes hard to claim that it is not normally employed as a moving vehicle.

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                  #9
                  I agree.

                  But who does that in real life?
                  When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                  Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                    #10
                    The motorways are hazardous enough as it is without frequent, visually arresting advertisements to distract drivers' attention as they drive at speed.
                    'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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