Advertisement consent

The Application for Consent to Display an Advertisement form should be used for proposals to display an advertisement or sign which requires planning permission.

Many advertisements and signs do not require consent from the local planning authority, the government has produced a helpful guide to what is permitted without formal consent.

Please refer to the Gov.uk guide before applying for advertisement consent.

Guidance notes

What you need to submit

When is it required?

Always required - A completed form is always required (one copy of all application documents must be supplied if submitted by post).

What is required?

Please ensure that you have completed every section of the application form before submitting. Where sections or questions are not relevant please state this on the form.

Source, policies and references

National validation requirement

 

When is it required?

This is always required, unless covered by an exemption.

Common exemptions:

  • For alterations, extensions etc. to a dwelling house for the benefit of a registered disabled person (please provide evidence from the DWP that the applicant is registered as being disabled)
  • The first revision of an application for development of the same character or description on the same site by the same applicant within 12 months of making the earlier application if withdrawn or the date of decision if granted or refused and NOT a duplicate application made by the same applicant within 28 days

What is required?

Current national fees can be found on the Planning Portal. Guidance: GOV.UK: Fees for planning applications

Source, policies and references

National validation requirement

What is required?

This must be an up-to-date Ordnance Survey-based location plan at an appropriate scale, usually 1:1250 or 1:2500. In the case of large sites other scales may be appropriate.

The plan must show:

  • At least two named roads and all surrounding buildings or land (unless this would require a plan greater than a scale of 1:2500)
  • The application site (the whole planning unit)
  • A north point
  • The scale clearly identified

The plan used should:

  • Show OS Crown copyright
  • Not to be copied from existing OS mapping, if using hand drawn maps such as standard streets
  • Show the correct licence number if you wish to print or copy maps for applications

The application site boundary must be edged clearly with a red line. It should include all land necessary to carry out the proposed development - for example, land required for access to the site from a public highway, visibility splays, landscape, car parking and open areas around the building. A blue line should be drawn around any other land owned by the applicant, close to or adjoining the application site.

Source, policies and references

National validation requirement

When is it required?

May be required where:

  • where the proposed development involves the demolition of any exiting structures
  • where there are trees on site that may be impacted by the proposed development.

What is required?

Existing site layout plans to a recognised scale (1:100, 1:200 or 1:500 as appropriate)The Site Layout Plan should show:

  • the direction of North;
  • a scale bar or metric measurements;

In addition, the Site Layout Plan should show the following unless these would not influence or be affected by the proposed development:

  • all the buildings, roads and footpaths on land adjoining the site including access arrangements;
  • all public rights of way crossing or adjoining the site (footpath, bridleway, restricted byway or byway open to all traffic); the position of all trees on the site, and those on adjacent land;
  • the extent and type of any hard surfacing;
  • boundary treatment including walls or fencing;
  • existing car parking and turning arrangements.
  • any existing bin and cycle stores.

Please ensure that all plans submitted as part of your application are accurately labelled and numbered.

Source, policies and references

National validation requirement

When is it required?

Always required

What is required?

  • Detailed drawings showing the existing elevations (the appearance of the property from all sides affected by the proposal) to an appropriate scale, usually 1:100 and with a scale bar or metric measurements included.
  • Drawings must show the complete building, partial drawings are not acceptable.

Please ensure that all plans submitted as part of your application are accurately labelled and numbered.

Source, policies and references

National validation requirement

When is it required?

Always required

What is required?

  • Detailed drawings showing the proposed elevations (showing the proposal against existing building from all sides) to an appropriate scale, usually 1:100 and with a scale bar or metric measurements included.
  • Drawings must show the complete building, partial drawings are not acceptable.

Please ensure that all plans submitted as part of your application are accurately labelled and numbered.

Source, policies and references

National validation requirement

When is it required?

All advertisement consent applications.

What is required?

Advertisement drawing(s) (e.g. at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 with a scale bar shown) showing advertisement size, siting, materials and colours to be used, height above ground, extent of projection and details of the method and colour(s) of illumination (if applicable).

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