Agenda and minutes

Place Select Committee - Monday 11th March, 2024 4.00 pm

Venue: Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton CentralLibrary, Stockton - on - Tees, TS18 1TU

Contact: Scrutiny Support Officer Rachel Harrison 

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Evacuation Procedure pdf icon PDF 9 KB


The Committee noted the evacuation and housekeeping procedure.



Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To approve the minutes of the last meeting held on 13 February 2024.


AGREED the minutes of the meeting held on 13 February 2024 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.



Scrutiny Review of (Unauthorised) Roadside Advertising

To receive presentations from Council Officers.


The Select Committee received a presentation from Planning Services. The presentation included:


·       Advertisement legislation

·       What is an advert

·       Adverts excluded from direct control

·       Adverts with deemed consent

·       Adverts which required express consent of the Local Authority


The main issues highlighted and discussed were as follows:


·       Most advertisements placed on the roadside followed the planning guidelines.

·       There had not been any reports or trends of advertisements/signage causing accidents

·       There were sites within the Borough where repeated offences had taken place, and these were monitored.

·       Majority of calls regarding roadside advertising came through community safety, who would deal with small scale issues such as fly posting by issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN). When less clear or bigger issues were reported community safety would pass on to planning services.

·       If there was an issue with an advertisement, then planning service would follow the government guidance to deal with it.

·       There was an issue with roadside advertising three years ago however, due to new legislation giving more powers for enforcement and switching to giving out Community Protection Notices (CPN), it now made up less than 1% of calls received


Input would be sought from the Officer Traffic Group and Royal National Institute of the Blind People. Members felt that, as community safety now had the powers they needed to deal with (unauthorised) roadside advertising and it was no longer an issue, no further information would be needed.


AGREED that the presentation be noted


Chair's Update and Work Programme 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 122 KB


Consideration was given to the Work Programme.


The next meeting would be held on Monday 15 April 2024.


AGREED that the Work Programme be noted.