The misleading and ugly sign on the lane to Turville Court, Turville, Bucks, has gone, thanks to our parish council.
The previous and present owners of Turville Court have wanted to stop up the road leading to the hilltop mansion, which replaced a humbler dwelling, in the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty some years ago. However, because there are vehicular rights here, this would require an application to the magistrates’ court, on which the parish council has a veto. Turville Parish Council resolutely and rightly said no in February 2011. See blog passim.
Then, last summer, a sign appeared on the verge.
Various people told the parish council about this. I said that it was a misleading notice on a public highway, against which Bucks County Council should take enforcement action. The council’s clerk, the efficient Deirdre Hansen, said that it was also a breach of planning regulations, being larger than was permitted under the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 2007.
Deirdre reported the sign both to Bucks County Council and to Wycombe District Council, the planning authority. It has now gone, thanks to the efforts of Turville Parish Council.