Estate Agent Boards

Estate agent boards can have a detrimental impact on local character, especially in conservation areas. Certain parts of St John’s Wood are covered by a Regulation 7 Direction which requires planning permission to display estate agent boards. We work hard to ensure that this is adhered to.  


Westminster’s ‘Boardwatch’ leaflet sets out how and where estate agent boards can be displayed. The size and positioning of this signage is strictly controlled by planning law. 


For properties within the Regulation 7 Areas, the ‘deemed consent rights’ are removed which means anyone who wants to display such boards in these areas must apply for Advertisement Consent. The criteria for Consent clearly set out in the leaflet, as are the criteria for Listed Buildings.


In addition, under Highways legislation, boards may not be fixed to a tree or structure, or placed directly on or over the highway, causing a nuisance or danger to the public.


Text under goes here...

Join the Society

Join the Society to support our aims, to share in our amazing local discount scheme or to make a bequest.


Support the society by getting involved

We are always looking for people with a local interest who would like to get involved. If you work in the built environment, want to feel part of your local community or enjoy living or working in St John’s Wood, contact us to discuss how you can make a difference.


Local Groups


Contact us



© 2016 by St John's Wood Society.                                    

  • Twitter Clean
  • White Instagram Icon

Join our mailing list:

Report these

Do let us or Westminster know if estate agent boards appear