Residents of Parbold have contacted Rosie Cooper MP disappointed with advertising signs, hoardings and fly posting by local businesses they deem to be causing a blight on the scenery.
They believe hoardings and logoed vans on Parbold Hill are having a negative impact on the area and have asked MP Rosie to take action.
Rosie has contacted the local council to report residents’ concerns and has also received guidance from the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:
“Residents are unhappy with the actions local businesses are taking to try and advertise their services with some flyposting on lampposts or parking their advertising vans at the top of Parbold Hill.
“I support West Lancashire businesses being innovative in promoting themselves to local residents and encourage them, but I do sympathise with the residents who feel some of the methods used are having a detrimental impact on the amenity of the area.
“The Minister for Local Growth Jake Berry has advised me that the local council can take action against businesses and ask them to remove their advertisements which are deemed to be in breach of the Town and Country Planning Regulations 2007.
“I have reported the issues to the council and would urge local businesses to consider the impact of their advertising in future.”