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The advertisement control system in England and Wales is part of the planning control system. In England, this is regulated by the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007, SI 2007/783 (the English Regulations) and in Wales, this is regulated by the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1992, SI 1992/666 (the Welsh Regulations).
The advertisement control system covers a very wide range of advertisements and signs including:
posters and notices
placards and boards
fascia signs and projecting signs
town and village name-signs
advance signs and directional signs
flag advertisements, and
The previous version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) contained policy which parties involved in the system of advertisement control in England should take into account.
In July 2018 and again in February 2019, the government published revised versions of the NPPF. The NPPF as it now applies removes much of the previous policy on advertisements and instead much of it is set out in the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG).
Guidance on the Welsh Regulations is contained in Outdoor advertisements and signs: a guide for advertisers (note this guidance does not take into account changes made to the Welsh Regulations by the
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