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Signs Guidance & Street Furniture Policy

Rutland has a policy that sets out how and where signs, advertising boards (A-boards) and street furniture should be used. 

The use of A-boards (also known as sandwich boards), street furniture, roadside advertising and goods on display outside shops are all covered under this policy.

The aims of the policy are to:

  • Minimise sign clutter
  • Regulate the installation and removal of signs
  • Help to keep our town centres attractive for visitors and residents
  • Make sure the highway stays safe and free from obstructions

By carefully managing signage, street furniture and displays in our towns and along the highway we want to:

  • Enhance our environment by reducing roadside clutter
  • Increase the impact of important signs that need to be seen
  • Reduce the chances of signs being obstructed by other signs
  • Minimise the number of obstructions within the highway – particularly for people with reduced mobility or disabilities
  • Support our growing café culture
  • Increase tourism and socialising within towns
  • Make sure street furniture is safe for all highway users

Read and download our Signs Guidance and Street Furniture Policy below. 

View Rutland's Signs Guidance Policy

Information about advertisements and signs can also be found on the UK government's website.


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