Decision details

Amendments to the 'A Board' Policy

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor (Economic Development & Regeneration)

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The approval of the Obstruction Policy and the related policies for A boards, Trade Goods, Cafes, Skips, scaffolding, Hoardings and containers.


The Executive Councillor (Economic Development & Regeneration) has agreed to change the “Advertising Boards and Trade Goods on the Highway -Obstructions Policy” in order to enable the Traffic Management and Streetworks Co-ordination Engineer to better coordinate the use of the footway for the display of A-boards and protect pedestrians with disabilities.


The amendment to Appendix 1 of the Policy, “Controls Regarding the Placement of A-Boards on the Highway” s is set out in italics below:-


“A boards must be placed at the back of the footway against the outside wall of the business being advertised – unless alternative arrangements have been agreed for the section of highway in question with the Traffic Management and Streetworks Co-ordination Engineer. An example of this would be where it is more practical for A boards to be on the edge of the footway in line with bollards/ street lighting but not obstructing the visibility from crossing points or the use of street furniture as described below. Such arrangements will be in a way so as to not create a slalom effect which has the potential to confuse guide dogs and impede people with disabilities.


The policy can be found online at

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: Yes

Decision Reference: EMDEDR90

Forward Plan Reference: TR 44

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation has been undertaken with relevant interest groups and will be sent to the scrutiny committees for a second viewing before it is submitted for approval.

Contact: Sue Stevenson, Services to Place Email: Tel: 0161-474-4351.

Publication date: 29/11/2013

Date of decision: 27/11/2013

Effective from: 06/12/2013

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