[quote="Devin"]You don't need planning permission for a new shop if there's already been a shop there, but you do for new signage or alterations to the shopfront. ]
advertisements exhibited on business premises referring to the business, goods or services provided, but there are limitations:
- freestanding advertisements cannot be more than 2.5m high or more than 3m2 in total area, and no more than 1.5m2 of the overall total may be internally lit,
-advertisements attached to buildings cannot be more than 4m high. The area of these advertisements can be up to 0.3m2 per metre of frontage, less the area of freestanding advertisements, and subject to a maximum of 5rn2,
- advertisements on "side" frontages cannot exceed 1.2m2 or 0.3m2 if internally lit,
- no letter or logo can exceed 0.3m in height,
- other projecting signs cannot exceed 0.4m2 individually and their total area cannot exceed 1.2m2,
- no advertisements can cover any part of a window,
- all advertisements out over the road or footpath must be at least 2m above ground and cannot project out more than 1m over the road or footpath.
internally lit window displays and 'in shop' displays, but the window displays must be no larger than1/4 of the window area.
advertisements within a structure,
not more than one advertisement (up to 0.3m2) at an entrance to a premises relating to a business,trade, profession or publicservicecarried on there. The size limit increases to 0.6m2 for public houses, blocks of flats, clubs, boarding houses and hostels so long as the advertisement is not illuminated. One advertisement per entrance is allowed if there are entrances on different roads