A building company has been fined for unauthorised advertising in a Notting Hill conservation area.
The hoarding for Kenham Building Ltd was being displayed at 22 Pembridge Crescent while the company carried out work on a property for the homeowners.
The business was warned to remove it and was subsequently fined on Wednesday (February 8) at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
The Kensington and Chelsea Council planning enforcement team visited the address, and in January 2016 sent a letter saying the advert was too large and that unless removed Kenham could face prosecution.
When the advertisement was not removed legal proceedings began.
Magistrates gave the company credit for its early guilty plea before fining it £600 and ordering costs of £500.
It is also required to pay a victim surcharge of £60.
It is a criminal offence for a developer to display more than one advertisement on a building site hoarding in a conservation area, unless it first receives consent from the local council.
If only one advert is on display, it must relate to the building company carrying out the works and be no greater than two metres square in area.
Cllr Tim Coleridge, head of planning policy at the Royal borough, said: “I am pleased that the court has imposed this fine.
“We will not allow developers to advertise themselves illegally in our residential areas and, if reasonable warnings are ignored, legal action will follow.”
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