City of Lincoln Council is set to take its fight against the eyesore of To Let Boards to Westminster and apply for a ban on the boards in certain parts of the city.
This comes after the council considered the results of several consultations with the public in problem areas, and complaints from residents who are concerned they create an unnecessary eyesore.
A total of 134 consultation responses have been received by the council, with 85 of those responses calling for a total ban on To Let Boards.
Now the city council will be asking the Government to remove the deemed consent for using letting boards in certain areas with a view to their total removal.
Planning Manager Kieron Manning said:
“It’s shocking to think that some parts of the city have around 25% of the properties covered in To Let Board, and between the years 2004 and 2016 we have seen the number of complaints grow steadily, so we are aware that there is a problem.
“Now we have Executive approval, we can carry out the wishes of the majority of residents and apply to have the boards removed.”
The council will now apply directly to the Secretary of State for the Regulation 7 Direction to be removed in Monks Road, the West End, Sincil Bank, Union Road and Waterloo Street.
Once this has been approved, there will be a total ban on any To Let Boards in those areas.