[(1) Subject to subsections (2), (3) and (5) and the right of appeal under section 225B, the local planning authority for an area in England may remove, and then dispose of, any display structure—
(a) which is in their area; and
(b) which, in the local planning authority's opinion, is used for the display of advertisements in contravention of regulations under section 220.
(2) Subsection (1) does not authorise the removal of a display structure in a building to which there is no public right of access.
(3) The local planning authority may not under subsection (1) remove a display structure unless the local planning authority have first served a removal notice on a person who appears to the local planning authority to be responsible for the erection or maintenance of the display structure.
(4) Subsection (3) applies only if there is a person—
(a) who appears to the local planning authority to be responsible for the erection or maintenance of the display structure; and
(b) whose name and address are either known by the local planning authority or could be ascertained by the local planning authority after reasonable enquiry.
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