Test Valley Borough Council have submitted an ‘Application for consent to display an advertisement(s)’ for permission to place advertising on Andover’s roundabouts from local businesses.
The advertising signs have been a feature across Andover’s roundabouts from local businesses for some years.
In November 2011, TVBC stated on their website, “Across Andover there are a number of roundabouts planted with spring and summer bedding plants, wildflower meadows and perennial plants, thanks to local business sponsorship. In return, companies can display a sign on the roundabout with their name and logo. There are currently a number of sponsorship vacancies across the town, so now is a great time to get in touch.”
Andover & Villages was told by a source at TVBC that the advertising was removed from the roundabouts at the end of last year once the error had been discovered.
The application for consent was submitted on 2nd January 2015.
Andover & Villages spoke to TVBC, who said, “We removed the signs week commencing 2 November 2014 following discussions with the Council’s Planning and Building Service about the necessary requirements for advertising consent.
“As a result, an application has been submitted for advertising consent for a number of roundabout sites and this will be considered by members in due course.”
Andover Shopkeepers are currently campaigning against a Hampshire County Council decision to penalise any businesses found to be ‘Advertising on the Highway’ by using A-Boards.