To position a hoarding on a highway, which includes any public path, pavement or road, you must apply to the Council for permission.
Anyone erecting a hoarding on the highway should be aware of the following requirements:
- It is an offence to erect a hoarding on the highway without the Council's permission
- The Council may grant permission by issuing a licence with or without conditions
- The owner of the hoarding must make sure that it is erected and maintained in accordance with safety conditions attached to the licence
There is fee of £65 for the issue of a licence.
A Building Control surveyor will visit the site and agree the issue of a licence subject to any relevant conditions.