OUTDOOR ADVERTISING CONTROL
Guiding Principles: The uMzimkhulu Municipalities Outdoor Advertising policy, 2010
The guiding principles of the outdoor advertising policy are as follows:
The General Permission criteria used in the evaluation of any application for a sign is detailed within the uMzimkhulu Signs Bylaws.
The permission criteria for the display of advertising devices are intended to ensure that a high level of safety for road users is maintained and traffic efficiency is assured as well as the protection of the aesthetic well being of the area.
Examples of the criteria considered in the approval of any sign are as follows but not limited to: • Content;
• Saturation; • Size;
• Manufacturing specifications;
There are certain areas where advertising may be inappropriate due to the nature of the surrounding area. Under this policy advertising will not be allowed in the following areas:-
• National parks, district forests and water bodies in it.
• Historical monuments, cremation grounds, graveyards and ruins
• World heritage areas • Areas classified as remnant endangered regional ecosystems.
• All religious places like Temple, Mosque, church etc.
Exceptions to the above restrictions may apply in special circumstances. For example for tourist service accommodation businesses, advertising devices may be permitted as part of a regional tourist plan. In rare and exceptional circumstances applications would be considered on a case-by-case basis by the authorities.
Procedure for grant of permission
The bylaws and policy shall apply to all the municipal areas in the uMzimkhulu Municipality.
Permission to put up advertisement in municipally or privately owned land shall be granted by the submission of an application form accompanied by the relative tariff in the manner prescribed by the uMzimkhulu Outdoor Advertising Policy.
Revenue and Fees:-
The application and/or annual rental fees are prescribed in terms of the uMzimkhulu Schedule of Tariffs and Charges and revised on an annual basis effective 1st July in any particular year.
Application fees and Annual rentals are to be deposited to the following account:
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
ACCOUNT NO – 52 555 7309 13
BRANCH – UMZIMKHULU,
BRANCH NO. 220223
The following must be listed as a reference when making deposit. VOTE No. 060 100 (Department 800) followed by the Applicants name.
The uMzimkhulu Municipal contact details for any signage related query are as follows:
Mr. Mpumi Mbali, Signage Control Officer
Strategic Planning and Housing Department
Tel: (039) 259 5000
Fax: (039) 259 0427
Cell: (072) 8830990
(Applications may be lodged by e-Mail, fax, hand delivery or by registered post.)
KZN Provincial Roads
The uMzimkhulu Municipal area is bisected by numerous KZN Provincial roads and any approvals gained that have a Provincial Road implication will be given subject to the approval of the KZN Department of Transport.
The KZN Department of Transport contact details for any signage related query are as follows:
Mr. W.J. Gorny, Chief Engineer: Transportation Engineering Sub-Directorate
Telephone number: 033-355-0550
Cellphone number: 082-805-5800
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