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Illegal advertising problem

Reported via Open311 in the Illegal advertising category by Customer Services at 10:17, Thursday 14 January 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 4156250.

At dusk yesterday evening I was driving down North Street Gainsborough from Morton heading into town when someone heading towards me swerved in front of me and attempted a 3 point turn in the road, it was very dangerous and almost caused an accident with several cars, I thought the person was a moron at first until i asked what the hell they were playing at. The inexperienced driver claims that they thought the road was a dead end due to the signs so needed to turn around without notice. When i was heading back down that way today I realised what she meant, i have taken photos of the signs that do indeed look like road signs. (Photo attached)

My first thought was 'Why did the council allow this', I have since been online and can't find any planning approval or indeed an application for any of the development down this road and there is a lot of development and distractions. All i can see is planning for a carpark for a period of 3 years which expires in April this year. There are businesses operating Van Hire, Van Sales and Car Sales on the site and also this illegal signs,there is also car sales on the opposite side of the road which is a distraction on the dangerous bend with all the signs and banners and tall fences etc.

This needs stopping before there is a death on the roads.

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:17, Thursday 14 January 2021

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 16:17, Friday 15 January 2021

  • We have spoken to 'Trinity Self Drive' & taken photographs of the location. We will continue to monitor. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 14:49, Wednesday 27 January 2021

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