To position a hoarding on a highway, which includes any public path, pavement or road the person wishing to erect the hoarding 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 permission of the council
- 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