[225J Remedying defacement at owner or occupier's request]
[225J Remedying defacement at owner or occupier's request]

[(1)     Subsection (2) applies if—

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

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

(c)     the owner or occupier of the premises asks the local planning authority to remove or obliterate the sign.

(2)     The local planning authority may—

(a)     remove or obliterate the sign; and

(b)     recover expenses reasonably incurred by the local planning authority in doing that from the person who asked the local planning authority to do it.

(3)     In this section “premises” means building, wall, fence or other structure or erection, or apparatus or plant.

(4)     In this section “sign”—

(a)     includes—

(i)     any writing, letter, picture, device or representation, and

(ii)     any advertisement, but