Can the council explain what it is doing to ensure compliance with its own signage policy across the district?
Roads Report Issued by: B Martin, Administrative Officer, Roads, Transportation and Public Safety Department: The Roads department ensure that all standard roads signs are in compliance with national policy and standards.
Planning Report Issued by: K Kavanagh, Senior Executive Officer, Planning Department. Unauthorised signage/advertisements depending on the situation, requires a specific response and the use of the most appropriate legislation in that instance.
The relevant legislation includes the Roads Act, the Litter Pollution Act, and the Planning & Development Act. The council uses its powers under the appropriate legislation to have unauthorised signage removed and recover its costs where possible.
Environment Report Issued by: L Dunne, Senior Executive Officer, Environment Department. The Environment section monitors illegal temporary signage. Any such signage is addressed by a litter fine issued by the litter wardens. The Environment section is currently liaising with the Planning section in relation to signage in Newbridge.