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County Council - signage permission

  • 06-04-2021 8:57am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,634 ✭✭✭ miller82


    I recently started a small coffee business selling from a small converted container. Anyway, the council got in touch and said we have no permission for the signage.
    We had signs at three points.
    1) street lampost
    2) flag pole on the private land we trade on
    3) on the side of the container - plastic boards, attached to wood , then drilled to the container.

    The first one i have no issue with and totally understand, that was foolish of us.
    The second one, its on private land, i am a little surprised.
    Number three also surprised.

    Anyway, my question is what constitutes a sign does anyone know when it comes to the council. All they have said is that we have "unauthorised associated signage". Does anyone have any expertise on this ?

    Would painting directly on to the container still be a sign if it had the name or logo ?

    thanks in advance


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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,357 ✭✭✭✭ Penn


    https://www.fingal.ie/sites/default/files/2019-11/pl7_planning-for-the-business-person.pdf

    This details the types/sizes of signage is exempted from requiring planning permission. Anything outside of that requires planning.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,311 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    miller82 wrote: »
    I recently started a small coffee business selling from a small converted container. Anyway, the council got in touch and said we have no permission for the signage.
    We had signs at three points.
    1) street lampost
    2) flag pole on the private land we trade on
    3) on the side of the container - plastic boards, attached to wood , then drilled to the container.

    The first one i have no issue with and totally understand, that was foolish of us.
    The second one, its on private land, i am a little surprised.
    Number three also surprised.

    Anyway, my question is what constitutes a sign does anyone know when it comes to the council. All they have said is that we have "unauthorised associated signage". Does anyone have any expertise on this ?

    Would painting directly on to the container still be a sign if it had the name or logo ?

    thanks in advance

    Do you have permission for the container itself or is it just the signage that’s the issue.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,012 ✭✭✭ rayjdav


    If they are fingerpost signs then it is not planning but a licence that is required. €50/year. Forms usually from LA website


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,634 ✭✭✭ miller82


    Does anyone know , would an image of a coffee cup be treated the same as a company name / logo ??

    Thanks in advance


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