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Sunday, 22 May 2011


Advertising – stationary vehicles on farmland

Farmers beware!  Ad-covered vehicles parked on your land could lead to a prosecution for breach of planning regulations.

A  farmer parked ad-covered vehicles on his land alongside the M62.

The Local authority (LA) objected on the basis that the vehicles were being used primarily for advertising in breach of planning laws.

The Court applied a two-part test.

1.            Were the vehicles normally employed as moving vehicles -  if they were not an offence would have been committed

2.            If they were moving vehicles were they being used principally for the display of advertisements – if they were then an offence would have been committed.

In this case, the LA were unable to prove that the vehicles had remained stationary and the case collapsed.  However, if they had been able to show that the vehicles did not move and that they did not have a primary agricultural purpose they would have succeeded.

Felicity Keeler Senior Paralegal – tel: 0845 270 2511

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