Lincoln council wants to ban To Let boards in parts of city

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City of Lincoln Council will apply to central government for a ban on To Let boards in certain areas of the city.

The council has described the boards as an “eyesore” and wants to ban them along Monks Road, Union Road, Waterloo Street and the West End and Sincil Bank areas.

It has applied to government for what is known as a Regulation 7 Direction to ban the boards.

If this is approved, the boards will be banned in those areas.

The council received 134 responses to a consultation on To Let boards, with 85 of the responses calling for a complete ban.

City council planning manager Kieron Manning said: “It’s shocking to think that some parts of the city have around 25% of the properties covered in To Let boards, and between the years 2004 and 2016 we have seen the number of complaints grow steadily, so we are aware that there is a problem.

“Now we have executive approval, we can carry out the wishes of the majority of residents and apply to have the boards removed.”