Policy for Traffic Signs to Tourist Attractions and Facilities

When assessing applications for tourism signs Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council recognises that there is a need to balance the legitimate interests of commercial development with the best interests of road safety, traffic management and environmental control.

In pursuit of this we will do the following:-Traffic Sign to Tourist Attractions

  • Request evidence to show that the establishment is recognised by Visit Wales or the AA and conform to their relevant standards and regulations on verification, or in the case of attractions and activity providers, that the provider is accreditted by a relevant professional organisation.
  • Insist that applications relate to a permanently established Tourism and Leisure related facility, which attracts, and is used by, visitors to the area. The facility must be open to the general public without prior booking during normal opening hours.
  • Request evidence, where required by legislation, that the establishment has received planning permission and shall conform to all relevant statutory permissions.
  • Request evidence for a need for directional information to the facility. There shall be a significant proportion of visitors from outside the locality.
  • Ensure that access routes are capable of accommodating the traffic already associated with the attraction and any extra traffic likely to be generated by the provision of tourism signs.
  • Ensure that the facility has adequate and sufficient on-site parking.
  • Require that the applicant funds all anticipated costs including the assessment, design, manufacture, erection and subsequent maintenance of any signs in accordance with prevailing standards.
  • Ensure that signing to a destination would not create unacceptable clutter or environmental damage.
  • Ensure all unauthorised or unofficial signs are removed before any application for official signs are considered.
  • Only process the formal application on receipt of the relevant fee.
  • Annually review fee charges for this service.
Initial Assessment for Brown Tourism Signage

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Application Form for an Initial Assessment for Tourist Signage165 KB

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This policy has cross cutting themes and complements and interlinks with the following Corporate Objectives and Policy Standards.

  • Environment and Transport
  • Confident Communities
  • Regenerating Communities and Sustaining the Environment
  • Supporting the Disadvantaged and Improving the Quality Of Life
  • Better Health and Well-being
  • Tourism Strategy

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Last Updated: 31.03.2009 at 15:04

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