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Crackdown targets unauthorised street signs

ARGYLL and Bute Council has endorsed a clampdown on unauthorised street signs – and could charge businesses to advertise on its land.

Planning officers acknowledged progress had been ‘unacceptably slow’ after the issue was first raised four years ago, but ‘good progress is now being made’ to end ‘the moratorium on unauthorised signage’.

New regulations will take a ‘carrot and stick’ approach, offering alternative advertising space on council land, backed by enforcement. Councillors are due to decide in October when to implement the new rules.

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