HC Deb 23 January 1986 vol 90 cc296-7W
Sir Geoffrey Finsberg

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in view of the decision of the London borough of Camden to prevent the display of neighbourhood watch notices on lamp posts in the borough, he will amend the regulations so as to exempt such notices from local authority planning control.

Mr. Tracey

I understand that the London borough of Camden has not yet determined the advertisement application to which my hon. Friend refers. If consent is refused or is granted subject to conditions with which the applicant is dissatisfied, there will be a right of appeal to my right hon. Friend against the council's decision.

As my right hon. Friend told my hon. Friend in a letter of 25 November 1985, if there is evidence of any general difficulty with neighbourhood watch signs, we would consider whether the Control of Advertisement Regulations should be amended.