What are the conditions of authorisation for tourist signs?
- If the facility or attraction ceases to be eligible under this policy after the signs have been erected, North Yorkshire County Council has the right to remove the signs from the highway.
- The permitted symbols that indicate types of tourist destinations are shown in Schedule 14 of The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002. In special cases, the home traffic authority can apply for authorisation to use symbols not shown in this schedule.
- Any applications received will be assessed for compliance against the specified quality of attraction and locational criteria. However, when considering an individual application, other organisations such as the Tourist Board will be consulted and for all applications the National Park Authority if the signing is to be placed within a National Park.
- Once installed, any tourist traffic signs provided will become the property of North Yorkshire County Council and will be covered against any third party insurance claims, but will not be insured against theft, vehicle damage or general wear and tear. Any future costs to repair or replace signs for these reasons, will be expected to be met by the applicant. Where more than one tourist destination is indicated on a sign, then the cost of repairs or replacement will be shared equally among the operators of the destinations.
- North Yorkshire County Council reserves the right to remove, reposition or alter the design of any signs which may be installed, if this is thought necessary in the interests of road safety, traffic management or to accommodate other traffic signs in the vicinity.