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Most outdoor advertising requires consent with only a few limited exceptions. The law regarding the placement of adverts is complex. However, the Council can grant consent for a period of five years and deemed consent for certain categories.

Most illuminated adverts need consent, as do most banners.

Burnley Borough Council is not responsible for the content of adverts. If you would like to comment or complain about the content of an advert, contact the Advertising Standards Agency or visit its website.

Contact the Housing and Development Control team for more information if you would like to put up an outdoor advertisement.

The National Planning Policy Framework 2012 

(paras 67 and 68) explains that control over outdoor advertisements should be 'efficient, effective and simple.' Adverts which have a negative impact on the appearance of the built and natural environment will be subject to detailed assessment, and where special protection is justified an Area of Special Control may be considered.

In addition the Department for Communities and Local Government has produced a document Outdoor Advertisements - A Guide for Advertisers

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