Monmouthshire County Council recently took the decision to reintroduce the ‘Control of goods displayed on the public highway’ policy. Having considered the concerns of local business it has been decided to remove all fees involved in issuing a licence for ‘A’ boards. Similarly the fees involved in the issuing of a licence for the commercial use of the highway ( eg. café areas, sale and display areas or similar business use) will, in the first year, be reduced to 50% of the original charge. However these fees will be reviewed annually.
The policy still protects the concerns of the public, who expect safe access to their pavement and pedestrianised areas.
It is our intention to begin contacting businesses shortly, and we will hope to visit them all over the coming few months.