If humble local taxpaying residents put advertising hoardings like those below outside their homes the planning enforcement officer would be down on them in a New York minute.
So, why do the Council allow these blatant infringements in Knightsbridge to remain? Could the fact that the owners of both sites are Middle Eastern;one from Qatar, the other Saudi Arabia have something to do with it?
It's not too different to the plague of Middle Eastern supercar that hurtle, unhindered, around our streets
These people have become a class of 'untouchables'