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DfT: Have your say on new powers to reduce street clutter

The Department for Transport (DfT) have announced a consultation on Local Authority powers to reduce road markings and signs.  This is of interest for IHBC members as it could this help reduce clutter in historic areas. The closing date for … Continue reading

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Government publishes ‘street clutter’ guidance

The government has claimed that more than 9,000 traffic signs have been taken down in England in the last year as it published new guidance aimed at reducing ‘street clutter’. The BBC writes: More than 9,000 road traffic signs have … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes CV & partners’ ‘Cutting clutter’

The IHBC has welcomed the Civic Voice-led coalition encouraging the reduction of street clutter. David McDonald, IHBC Education Secretary says, ‘I am very pleased to see that Civic Voice is taking up this rather unfashionable issue.  The pioneering work by … Continue reading

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Pickles to Councils: ‘cut the clutter’

Communities secretary Eric Pickles and transport secretary Philip Hammond have written to councils to ask them to reduce the amount of highway signage in urban and rural areas. This move to “cut the clutter” – which aims to reduce unnecessary … Continue reading

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Newcastle wins approval for Reg. 7 direction on ‘to let’ signs

A regulation 7 direction has been granted to Newcastle City Council, to control the visual effect of housing ‘to let’ boards in popular residential areas. Newcastle City Council writes: Newcastle City Council has successfully applied to the Government for a … Continue reading

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England’s councils urged to cut back on yellow lines

Councils in England are being asked to stop automatically using yellow lines to control parking and consider restricted zones instead by the transport minister. Localgov.co.uk writes: Local transport minister, Norman Baker, has asked councils to adopt restricted parking zones in … Continue reading

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Councils in England urged to use Article 4s in CAs

English Heritage has urged local planning authorities to make much greater use of Article 4 Directions to safeguard conservation areas. That call came as the Government’s adviser on historic buildings and monuments published its latest annual Heritage at Risk Register. … Continue reading

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England’s ‘pointless’ signage to go, as LPAs gain new powers

Members who work with transport departments in highways and roads around conservation areas will be interested to learn of new powers which have just been brought in by the Department of Transport; Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) now have the right … Continue reading

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EH’s tribute to Sir Jocelyn Stevens

English Heritage (EH) has issued a tribute to their former Chairman Sir Jocelyn Stevens, who passed away on 12 October.  English Heritage writes: Sir Jocelyn may have been an unlikely choice of Chairman for English Heritage, but no-one could have … Continue reading

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