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Moving a street sign

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by D1l1th1um, 5 Mar 2021.

  1. D1l1th1um

    D1l1th1um

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    Hi people,

    I was hoping to add an external door to what will eventually be an extra bit of kitchen space, rather than a utility room.

    There is a street sign attached to my wall where I'd like the door to go. Not the end of the world if it has to go on the other side, but if it's an easy process to move it, I'd prefer the door be on the left (in the pic).

    Who would I need to contact to ask about moving it?

    Thanks,

    N.
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  3. footprints

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    Local council I should think.
     
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  4. Harry Bloomfield

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    How difficult would it be in the dark, to just unscrew it and refix it where it suits you?
     
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    Have the council paid to use your wall?
     
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    Tempting to just move it but as you may need permission to move the door any neighbour with an axe to grind could "dob you in"!
     
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    Take it off at night, if anyone says anything just say you didn't even notice.

    Andy
     
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    lol, as per some replies I love the idea of you covertly moving it in the depth of night :)

    However sure as fate, regardless of what hour you decide to move it, you'll be half way through and a car or insomniac dogwalker will appear from nowhere, trust me :)
     
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  10. Harry Bloomfield

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    But would any council even care?
     
  11. D1l1th1um

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    Very easy.
     
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    It used to be a council home; so, I'm guessing they have in some distant past.
     
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    I never thought of that. Do you mean, I might need planning permission to add a door to a wall - safety reasons? Crikey!
     
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    Update:

    Council 'highways dept.' replied, today. They just said, "Yeah. Take it down. We'll add a sign to a street-post, instead."

    Thanks for the help, everyone.
     
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