Apply for permission to place an advertising board or display goods on a public highway

How to apply

  • Download the form and send it to us with your payment
  • The cost for this licence is £108.70
  • Each licence is valid for 5 years

Clock Completing this form takes around 10 minutes

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After you've applied

  • Where consent is given, licences will be issued under sections 115 (E) of the Highways Act 1980, Section 224 of the Town And Country Planning Act 1990 and the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) regulations 1992 for a period of 5 years.
  • Licenses are not transferable

A-boards and display of goods

A-boards on the highway policy and guidance

  • The A-board will only be licensed outside the premises that is applying for the licence.
  • They should be placed 1.8m from the building frontage.
  • A public notice will need to be displayed on the premises for 28 days
  • You will need to complete the application form including a photo or illustration of the proposed A-board
  • Once your application is granted you will need Public Liability Insurance of £5,000,000 (five million pounds)

Goods on the highway policy and conditions

  • The goods will only be licensed outside the premises that is applying for the licence.
  • They should be placed 1.8m from the building frontage.
  • A public notice will need to be displayed on the premises for 28 days
  • You will need to complete the application form including a photo or illustration of the proposed goods
  • Once your application is granted you will need Public Liability Insurance of £5,000,000 (five million pounds)

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