The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) says a number of dual carriageways are still dominated by the illegal signs, despite it launching a campaign last year to get rid of the hoardings. Paul Miner, CPRE’s planning campaigner, said: ‘We have successfully highlighted that much of this new roadside advertising is ugly, dangerous and is breaking planning rules. But the problem, up to one hoarding on every three miles of fast road, is still there.
‘Highways Agency traffic officers have an important role to play in the monitoring of unsightly and dangerous billboards, but they can’t tackle the problem on their own.
We’re calling on more local authorities to endorse our campaign and take action.’