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 this guide before applying for advertisement consent.

Guidance Notes

What you need to submit

The list below details supporting documents that may need to be submitted as part of your application. Please refer to each section below in order to determine whether or not you need to submit it as part of your application.

Always 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.

The associated help file for this type of application can be found here

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Please note

"Apply online" websites are provided by private companies who may charge additional fees for their services. Peterborough City Council offer no technical support for customers using these sites, if you encounter an issue please contact the relevant website service helpdesk. If you opt to download and complete the application form instead it is your responsibility to ensure that the forms, the appropriate supporting documentation and correct fee are sent to Peterborough City Council either by email or post.

Always required, except where the application:

  • is 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character or description on the same site by the same applicant within 12 months of making the earlier application if withdrawn or the date of decision if refused and NOT a duplicate application made by the same applicant within 28 days;
  • is for consent to display an advertisement which results from a direction under Regulation 7 of the Control of Advertisements Regulations 1992, dis-applying deemed consent under Regulation 6 to the advertisement in question

Please refer to our fee schedule

You can now pay online directly to Peterborough City Council.

Status: Legislative requirement
Source: Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007

A plan which identifies the land to which the application relates. This should be:

  • drawn to an identified scale;
  • identify the proposed position of the advertisement;
  • show the direction of North;
  • include a scale bar.

Status: Legislative requirement
Source: Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007

Always 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.

Alternatively: Photographs of all existing elevation affected can be submitted instead of elevation drawings.

Updated: February 2017
Status:
 Legislative requirement
Source: Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007

Always 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.

Alternatively: Photographs with the proposed advertisements superimposed onto the photos can be submitted instead of proposed elevation drawings.

Updated: February 2017
Status:
 Legislative requirement
Source: Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007

Always required

Plans to the scale of not less than 1:10 and 1:2 (for details on cross-section drawings) with a scale bar or metric measurements incuded.

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

Status: Legislative requirement
Source: Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007