Fly posting

Fly posting has been defined as “the display of advertising material on buildings and street furniture without the consent of the owner.”

However it is more accurately described as “any advertisement displayed in contravention of the regulations made under section 220 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Under the Town and Country planning Act 1990, local authorities can take action against those responsible for fly posting and remove illegal posters and placards and recover the costs incurred in doing so from those who have displayed them, or cause them to be displayed.

Under Section 224 of the Act it is immediately an offence to display an advertisement in contravention of the regulations made under section 220 and a person found guilty may be fined up to £2,500.

The Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 2005, allows the recovery of costs from the person who displayed the items, or caused them to be displayed.  If these cannot be identified then the costs can be recovered from the persons whose goods, services are publicised.

Those caught in the act of fly posting can be issued with a maximum fixed penalty fine of £75.00.

Leaving leaflets on car windows is also an offence under the Road Traffic Act as it obstructs the view of the driver.

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