Andover Town Centre - Unauthorised Signage

Date: 20th February, 2013

Following comments about the current action being taken by Test Valley Borough Council against shopkeepers for unauthorised advertisements Councillor I Carr, Leader of Test Valley Borough Council has personally intervened and asked officers to suspend all current action in the town in relation to unauthorised advertising, which includes ‘A’ boards.

Although there is a need to uphold the law there is concern that the current action may harm the vitality of Andover town centre.
Test Valley Borough Council’s Reviewing Planning Controls working group, which was set up following the Andover Summit, will be asked to consider solutions which meet the needs of local traders who are vital to the economic prosperity of Andover.