Installations over the highway

Apply for a new installation

You must apply for temporary permission if you wish to install any object over a public highway.

This includes:

  • banners
  • flags
  • hanging baskets
  • seasonal decorations – for example, Christmas lights

You do not need permission for installations on private property, unless any part of the installation hangs over a public road or footway.

How to apply

Please read our guide to applying before you submit your application.

Your application should be submitted online using the form below.

Apply for an installation over the highway

Deposit fee

A deposit fee of £250 must be paid with each application.

The full deposit will be returned to you if your installation is removed by the date and time given in the confirmation letter that we will send if your application is approved.

If you do not remove the installation by this date and time, we will arrange for it to be removed and we will charge you for the full costs incurred.

You should pay by debit card or credit card – phone our payments number below, quoting 'Highways Installation' and the reference number on the email that will be sent to you when you submit the form.

Payment by phone

: 01375 652 652

There is a 2% administration charge for payments by credit card.

Your application will not be processed until payment is made.