[225F Power to remedy defacement of premises]

[Chapter 4
Remedying Defacement of Premises]

[225F  Power to remedy defacement of premises]

[(1)     Subsections (2) and (3) apply if—

(a)     premises in England include a surface that is readily visible from a place to which the public have access;

(b)     either—

(i)     the surface does not form part of the operational land of a statutory undertaker, or

(ii)     the surface forms part of the operational land of a statutory undertaker and subsection (11) applies to the surface;

(c)     there is a sign on the surface; and

(d)     the local planning authority consider the sign to be detrimental to the amenity of the area or offensive.

(2)     The local planning authority may serve on the occupier of the premises a notice requiring the occupier to remove or obliterate the sign by a time specified in the notice.

(3)     If it appears to the local planning authority that there is no occupier of the premises, the local planning authority may fix to the surf

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