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Outdoor Advertisements and Signs: Guidance for Applicants

Planning consent for advertisements

Consent under the Advertisement Regulations is needed to display many signs and advertisements on businesses and other buildings and land. Additionally, most advertisement hoardings require planning consent, although some hoardings displayed for a temporary period around building sites do not require consent. Advertisers are welcome to contact the Planning service to discuss their proposals.


General guidance

The Government has produced a guide to explain how the system of advertisement control works in England and Wales. You can view this on a government website:


New Walk Conservation Area

The City Council has introduced special controls for part of New Walk Conservation Area. Please view our page: Area of Special Advertisement Control.