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@StephenC wrote:

It would also appear that the original permission for the sign from 1997 included a condition limiting the life of the permission to 2000 and requiring its removal after that..

Problem is here that Enforcement had seven years up to 2007 to issue an Enforcement Notice, but failed. Now they are statute barred from taking action. It’s a stupid provision in the Act and clearly absurd that in a seven year + one day period a structure can go from limited-time authorised to unauthorised and them to indefinately authorised for the rest of time.

Planning Act reform needed but sadly nothing on this in the 2010 Amendments.

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