Restrictions on the display of estate agent boards
We have secured additional planning powers in order to ban the display of estate agent boards in seven areas of the borough:
- Balham Town Centre
- Clapham Junction Town Centre
- Lavender Hill
- Northcote Road
- Old York Road
- Putney Town Centre
- Queenstown Road
These new powers follow resident's concerns that the numbers of boards being displayed were cluttering the facades of buildings and harming the appearance of streets in the borough.
Within the four designated areas, the display of estate agent boards is no longer permitted without the express consent of the council. Displaying boards without the required consent can lead to enforcement action that could result in a fine of up to £2,500.
These powers were awarded to the council by the Secretary of State under Regulation 7 of the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (Regulations) England 2007.
- The Secretary of State's Direction to the Council
- The Secretary of State's Direction to the Council (2019)
You can report the display of estate agent boards in these areas using our online breach report form.