Apply for advertisement consent
Under the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 2007, many outdoor advertisements require express consent from us before they can be lawfully displayed.
Further information is also available in a guide for advertisers on what needs consent and when applicants need to apply.
How to apply for consent
Apply online through the national Planning Portal and all your details will come directly through to us.
Alternatively you can apply on paper by downloading and completing the form from the Planning Portal and submitting it to us with the following:
- a drawing of the proposed advertisement, this can be in black and white. It should show the size of the advertisement and its position on the land or the building in question
- for a sign, the drawing should indicate the materials to be used, fixings, colours, height above the ground and, where it would project from a building, the extent of the projection
- the drawing should include the site location plan, which need not be to scale but should have sufficient detail to enable the site to be identified
- a fee is payable
Fees for advertisement application
Regulation 9 of the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) Regulations 1983 requires a fee to be paid to the council with the advertisement application. The fee is related to each site on which it is proposed to display one or more advertisements. The appropriate fee for the following categories of advertisement is:-
- advertisement displayed on business premises - £110
- advance signs, directing people to business premises in the locality - £110
- all other types of advertisement - £385
Period of consent
Normally the maximum period for which the council will grant consent is 5 years, but they have discretion to grant consent for a longer period. If consent is required for a specific period of more or less than 5 years, this requirement should be stated in reply to the appropriate question on the form.
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Last updated Wednesday, 13th January 2016