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Unauthorised estate agent sign

Reported anonymously at 11:57, Wed 17 October 2018

Sent to Cheshire East Council 3 minutes later

Unauthorised harvey scott estate agent sign fixed to Highways street furniture i.e road name plate. This contravenes Class 3 of Schedule 3 of the regulations and is illegal under the terms of the town & country planning act. Agent has been informed and refused to remove.

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  • This sign is attached to a sign which is on the vendors land on an unadopted road which he also owns. The vendor beleives that the street name sign belongs to the property and was erected by the developer and not the council and therefore the Town & Planning

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 12:39, Wed 17 October 2018

  • The vendor does not own Rainow View! the sign fixed to Highways street furniture i.e road name plate. This contravenes Class 3 of Schedule 3 of the regulations and is illegal under the terms of the town & country planning act. Agent has been informed and refused to remove.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:58, Wed 24 October 2018

  • It is an unadopted road owned by the vendor. I have checked with planning. Therefor it cannot contravene any regulations. Unless you can provide evidence otherwise the sign will remain in the interests of our client in their efforts to sell their home.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 11:38, Thu 25 October 2018

  • Unauthorised estate agent sign

    Illegal for sale sign attached to and damaged highways road sign property,

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 13:42, Thu 25 October 2018

  • The road name sign does not belong to highways.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 10:14, Fri 26 October 2018

  • Sign fixed to and damaged council / highways road nameplate this is illegal under the town and country planning act you have been reported now please move this sign to where it is legally positioned

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 12:16, Fri 26 October 2018

  • This sign is believed to belong to the vendor as per my email to you or your colleague. It is on their land and they do not wish for the sign to be moved. If you can get proof from the council that the sign belongs to them then we may find out that it is illegally situated on the vendor's land. As before, if we make a mistake I am very happy to rectify it but it is not the case here.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 15:49, Fri 26 October 2018

  • Sign is fixed to and damaged council / highways road nameplate this is illegal under the town and country planning act you have been reported now please move this sign to where it is legally positioned. Instead of being so arrogant and rude, continually upsetting the village residents why don't you arrange to remove the illegal sign as requested.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:37, Fri 26 October 2018

  • With the greatest of respect to all, we have not been rude or arrogant at any stage. On several occasions I have advised that we would be happy to engage with anyone and take action where we have made a mistake. The vendor is aware of your messages and wants the sign to remain for the reasons already stated. A public forum is an inappropriate place to resolve any differences and clearly you are misconstruing our messages therefore, I hope that you will accept our offer to discuss your concerns now and in the future civilly. We do not want to upset any of the community, but the vendor will be upset if the board company remove his sign. This is my final position on this forum.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 18:35, Fri 26 October 2018

  • Dear Estate Agent, my first message here regarding the situation, may I suggest that firstly you obtain written evidence from the Highways department that the sign is owned by your vendor as I have noticed that this really does look like a Council or a Highways owned sign, should this be the case I'm afraid that your sign is illegally positioned.

    Would it not be a wise move and in your commercial interest that instead of upsetting village residents and possibly your future customers any further and exacerbating the problem with this arrogance, is it not easier but to remove or move the sign until such evidence is at hand. Margaret- Shrigley Rd Resident.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 12:57, Sat 27 October 2018

  • As the owner of the property, I would like to thank the estate agent for their support in helping us sell our house. I have requested that the estate agent keep the sign in place as it is positioned on my land and is not causing any damage to any council property.

    If you believe you have a valid complaint may I suggest you take it up with the council directly.

    I really do not understand what the issue is here? Please explain why this for sale sign is causing you so much upset?

    Posted anonymously at 15:54, Sun 28 October 2018

  • If the sign is fixed to street furniture owned by the highways or the local council it is unlawful. Enforcement of the regulations is, as you would expect down to the council planning department and carries a £1,000 penalty charge notice (PCN) each for the vendor and the agent so if was yourself I'd make damn sure that you have your facts right.

    Posted by Cheshire Environment Watch at 09:51, Mon 29 October 2018

  • Please feel free to contact the council and I will await their guidance. Thank you.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 11:48, Mon 29 October 2018

  • Unauthorised harvey scott estate agent sign fixed to Highways street furniture i.e road name plate. This contravenes Class 3 of Schedule 3 of the regulations and is illegal under the terms of the town & country planning act. Agent and vendor has been informed and both have refused to remove.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by M Kellar at 12:14, Mon 29 October 2018

  • Having read the relevant legislation outlined above, I find no contravention to Class 3 of Schedule 3. Please clarify with provision of relevant legislation.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 22:28, Mon 29 October 2018

  • Unauthorised harvey scott estate agent sign fixed to Highways street furniture i.e road name plate. This contravenes Class 3 of Schedule 3 of the regulations and is illegal under the terms of the town & country planning act. Agent and vendor has been informed and both have refused to remove.

    Posted anonymously at 11:02, Tue 30 October 2018

  • The present rules are the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisement) Regulations 2007 which give the display of certain advertisements a ‘deemed consent’ without the need to obtain ‘express consent’ from the Council. The regulations exist to protect visual amenities and highway safety

    Signs may only be displayed on the property for sale/let

    Signs may not be displayed on highway verges or street furniture, other public land or at any other location away from the property.

    One sign is permitted, which may be a single board, or 2 boards joined at an angle or placed ‘back to back’ Where there is more than one sign, the first one to be displayed is the one permitted

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 11:27, Tue 30 October 2018

  • I have noticed that the offending sign still there along with the broken sign that our council tax is funding. I shall speak to the relevant department today, should nothing be done I shall go higher to David Rutley, laws are there to be enforced and the council are obliged to enforce them.

    Posted anonymously at 11:28, Mon 12 November 2018

  • Road name plate has been badly damaged due to harvey scott estate agent sign being illegally fixed to it

    Posted anonymously at 13:41, Mon 19 November 2018

  • Reviewed and no damage observed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 20:07, Mon 19 November 2018

  • Unfixed illegally positioned sign

    Posted anonymously at 12:28, Thu 22 November 2018

  • Sign has been postioned illegally, the agent doesn't care about the effect on the village, maybe we should boycott this agent

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 12:32, Thu 22 November 2018

  • Contrary to the accusation, we actually care very much about the village and many of our colleagues live in the village. We are immersed in the community and do a considerable amount of work with schools and charities in the village. We do not see any issue with a for sale sign being erected on a vendor's own land or how this is hurtiung the village. Please do pop into our office on Palmerston Street to discuss openly with us rather than via this forum as previously requested. Thank you.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 13:22, Thu 22 November 2018

  • The sheer arrogance displayed here is disgusting, now PurpleBricks have a real presence in Bollington it's time to use them.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 11:30, Fri 23 November 2018

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